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Welcome to Fort Dick ...

Fort Dick is located in Del Norte County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Fort Dick, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1917.

A typical abbreviation for Fort Dick: Ft. Dick

Fort Dick is 50 feet [15 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Fort Dick is within the (707) area code.

The ZIP code for Fort Dick: 95538<3>

Communities near Fort Dick ...

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

  • Crescent City
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
  • Brookings
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
  • Smith River
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
  • Hiouchi
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Bertsch - Oceanview
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Bertsch - Oceanview. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bertsch - Oceanview
    • Bertsch - Oceanview is located in Del Norte County
  • Gasquet
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
  • Harbor
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harbor have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harbor
    • Harbor is located in Curry County (OR)
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harbor <4>
  • Klamath
    (23 miles [37 km] to the south)
  • O'Brien
    (26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast)
  • Brown City ‑ Historic
    (28 miles [45.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brown City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brown City
    • Brown City is located in Josephine County (OR)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fort Dick ...

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

Adding Fort Dick to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Fort Dick 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 Fort Dick was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Fort Dick post office opened in 1917.

We also found Fort Dick on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for California (1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Fort Dick.

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

The official website for Del Norte County:

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Del Norte, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fort Dick - 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 Fort Dick). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fort Dick 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>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.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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