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Welcome to Emerald Bay ...

Emerald Bay is located in El Dorado County<1>.


The location of Emerald Bay has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Emerald Bay, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1888.

Emerald Bay is 6,310 feet [1,923 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Emerald Bay is about 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.

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

The telephone area code for Emerald Bay: (530)

Websites for Emerald Bay ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.eldoradocounty.org/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Emerald Bay, the following might be of interest:

Communities Also Named Emerald Bay ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two California communities named Emerald Bay: This one is located in El Dorado County and the other is located in Orange County.

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

Communities near Emerald Bay ...

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

  • South Lake Tahoe
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
  • Tallac Village
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tallac Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tallac Village
    • Tallac Village is located in El Dorado County
  • Fallen Leaf
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
  • Al Tahoe
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Al Tahoe
    • Al Tahoe is located in El Dorado County
  • Tahoma Meadows
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tahoma Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tahoma Meadows
    • Tahoma Meadows is located in Placer County
  • Tahoma
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
  • Edgewood
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewood
    • Edgewood is located in Douglas County (NV)
  • Stateline
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
  • Tahoe Village
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tahoe Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tahoe Village
    • Tahoe Village is located in Douglas County (NV)
  • Zephyr Cove
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)

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 Emerald Bay. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Emerald Bay.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Emerald Bay. 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 Emerald Bay.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Emerald Bay. See our Newspapers Page for Emerald Bay.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Emerald Bay ...

Looking for more information about Emerald Bay? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Emerald Bay, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Emerald Bay.

Adding Emerald Bay to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Emerald Bay was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Emerald Bay post office opened in 1888.

We also found Emerald Bay in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Emerald Bay.

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

The official website for El Dorado County: www.co.el-dorado.ca.us/

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 El Dorado, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Emerald Bay - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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