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1890 Communities Near Gold Run ...

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>


The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Gold Run had a population of 211 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

Alta   (Placer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the Northeast (NE) from Gold Run
 - 1895 population of 136 people
 - Alta had a post office and railroad service
 
Blue Canyon   (Placer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Gold Run
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Blue Canyon had a post office and railroad service
 
Buena Vista   (Nevada County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Buena Vista was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Gold Run
 - Buena Vista had railroad service and no post office
 
Chicago Park   (Nevada County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Gold Run
 - Chicago Park had a post office and railroad service
 
Clipper Gap   (Placer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Gold Run
 - 1895 population of 78 people
 - Clipper Gap had a post office and railroad service
 
Colfax   (Placer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Gold Run
 - 1895 population of 670 people (with 2,004 people in 2016)
 - Colfax had a post office and railroad service
 
Dutch Flat   (Placer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Gold Run
 - 1895 population of 682 people
 - Dutch Flat had a post office and railroad service
 
Emigrant Gap   (Placer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Gold Run
 - 1895 population of 107 people
 - Emigrant Gap had a post office and railroad service
 
Glenbrook   (Nevada County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Gold Run
 - Glenbrook had railroad service and no post office
 
Kres   (Nevada County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Gold Run
 - Kres had railroad service and no post office
 
Maybert   (Nevada County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Maybert was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Gold Run
 - Maybert had a post office and no railroad service
 
Michigan Bluff   (Placer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Gold Run
 - 1895 population of 377 people
 - Michigan Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moore's Flat   (Nevada County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) from Gold Run
 - 1895 population of 103 people
 - Moore's Flat had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nevada City   (Nevada County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Gold Run
 - 1895 population of 2,524 people (with 3,145 people in 2016)
 - Nevada City had a post office and railroad service
 
North Bloomfield   (Nevada County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While North Bloomfield was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Gold Run
 - 1895 population of 497 people
 - North Bloomfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
North Columbia   (Nevada County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Gold Run
 - 1895 population of 156 people
 - North Columbia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rough and Ready   (Nevada County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Gold Run
 - Rough and Ready had a post office and no railroad service
 
Towle   (Placer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Gold Run
 - 1895 population of 317 people
 - Towle had railroad service and no post office
 
Union Hill   (Nevada County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Gold Run
 - Union Hill had railroad service and no post office
 
Washington   (Nevada County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Gold Run
 - 1895 population of 359 people
 - Washington had a post office and no railroad service
 
Weimar   (Placer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Gold Run
 - Weimar had a post office and no railroad service
 
Westville   (Placer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Gold Run
 - Westville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wolf   (Nevada County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Gold Run
 - Wolf had a post office and no railroad service
 
Yankee Jims   (Placer County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Gold Run
 - 1895 population of 99 people
 - Yankee Jims had a post office and no railroad service
 
You Bet   (Nevada County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While You Bet was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Gold Run
 - 1895 population of 144 people
 - You Bet had a post office and railroad service

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Gold Run, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Gold Run. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gold Run) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Gold Run. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gold Run

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gold Run. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1787, Longitude: -120.8578     [Map].

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