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Welcome to Nimshew ...

Nimshew is located in Butte County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Nimshew, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1880.

Nimshew is 2,500 feet [762 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Nimshew is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Nimshew lies within the (530) area code.

Communities near Nimshew ...

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

  • Chico
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chico
    • Chico is located in Butte County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 102,867 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chico <3>
  • Paradise
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
  • Powellton
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powellton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powellton
    • Powellton is located in Butte County
  • Stirling City
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Big Bar
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Bar
    • Big Bar is located in Butte County
  • Concow
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concow
    • Concow is located in Butte County
  • Pulga
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
  • Inskip ‑ Historic
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inskip have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inskip
    • Inskip is located in Butte County
  • Big Bend
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Bend
    • Big Bend is located in Butte County
  • Butte Meadows
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Nimshew ...

Looking for more information about Nimshew? 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 Nimshew, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Nimshew.

Adding Nimshew to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Nimshew 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 Nimshew was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Nimshew post office opened in 1880.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Nimshew.

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

The official website for Butte County: www.buttecounty.net/

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 Butte, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Nimshew - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<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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