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Welcome to Downieville ...

Downieville is located in Sierra County<1> and is the County Seat for Sierra County.

Downieville is 2,920 feet [890 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Downieville is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Downieville lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Downieville is located in the (530) area code.

The ZIP code for Downieville: 95936<3>

Communities Also Named Downieville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Downieville - they are located in Colorado and Pennsylvania.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Downieville.

Communities near Downieville ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Downieville.

  • Forest [Sierra County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest
    • Forest [Sierra County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the south of Downieville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest
  • Alleghany [Sierra County]
  • Loganville [Sierra County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loganville
    • Loganville [Sierra County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the east of Downieville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loganville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loganville
  • Graniteville [Nevada County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graniteville
    • Graniteville [Nevada County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Downieville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graniteville
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Poker Flat [Sierra County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poker Flat
      • Poker Flat [Sierra County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the north of Downieville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poker Flat
    • Queen City [Sierra County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Queen City
      • Queen City [Sierra County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Downieville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Queen City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Queen City
    • Brandy City [Sierra County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brandy City
      • Brandy City [Sierra County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the west of Downieville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brandy City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Marsh Mill [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marsh Mill
      • Marsh Mill [Nevada County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Downieville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marsh Mill
    • Sierra City [Sierra County]
    • La Porte [Plumas County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Downieville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Downieville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Downieville. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Downieville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Downieville. Our list includes 12 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Downieville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Downieville ...

Looking for more information about Downieville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Downieville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Downieville.

Adding Downieville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Downieville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Downieville was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Downieville on a map titled Map of the Lincoln Highway (1924).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Downieville on our Genealogy Page.

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About Sierra County

About California

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Downieville. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Sierra County: www.sierracounty.ws/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Sierra, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Downieville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Downieville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Downieville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Downieville) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Downieville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DownievilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Downieville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5604, Longitude: -120.8291    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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