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Welcome to Floriston ...

Floriston is located in Nevada County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Floriston, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

Floriston is 5,420 feet [1,652 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Floriston is about 1 mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

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

The area code for Floriston: (530)

The ZIP code for Floriston: 96111<3>

Communities near Floriston ...

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

  • Reno
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reno
    • Reno is located in Washoe County (NV)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 259,290 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reno <4>
  • Sparks
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sparks
    • Sparks is located in Washoe County (NV)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 106,900 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sparks <4>
  • Truckee
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Polaris
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polaris have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polaris
    • Polaris is located in Nevada County
  • Prosser Lake Heights
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prosser Lake Heights
    • Prosser Lake Heights is located in Nevada County
  • Verdi
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
  • Mogul
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mogul
    • Mogul is located in Washoe County (NV)
  • Verdi - Mogul
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Verdi - Mogul. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Verdi - Mogul
    • Verdi - Mogul is located in Washoe County (NV)
  • Kings Beach
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
  • Tahoe Vista
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Floriston ...

Looking for more information about Floriston? 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 Floriston, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Floriston.

Adding Floriston to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Floriston 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 Floriston was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Floriston.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Nevada, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Floriston - 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 Floriston). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Floriston or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.


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