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Welcome to Homewood ...

Homewood is located in Placer County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Homewood, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1909.

Homewood is 6,230 feet [1,899 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Homewood is about 1¼ mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

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

Homewood is located in the (530) area code.

The ZIP code for Homewood: 96141<3>

Communities Also Named Homewood ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 27 communities that are also named Homewood - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Manitoba, Maryland (5), Mississippi, New York, Ohio (2), Pennsylvania (3), South Carolina, Virginia (3), West Virginia (3) and Wisconsin (2).

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

Communities near Homewood ...

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

  • South Lake Tahoe
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Truckee
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
  • Tahoe City
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
  • Dollar Point
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dollar Point have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dollar Point
    • Dollar Point is located in Placer County
  • Lake Forest
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Forest
    • Lake Forest is located in Placer County
  • Carnelian Bay
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Glenbrook
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
  • Lincoln Park
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln Park
    • Lincoln Park is located in Douglas County (NV)
  • Brockway
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Kings Beach
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Homewood ...

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

Adding Homewood to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Homewood 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 Homewood was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Homewood post office opened in 1909.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Homewood.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Homewood. 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 Placer, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Homewood - 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 Homewood). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Homewood 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>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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