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Welcome to Penn Valley ...

Penn Valley is located in Nevada County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Penn Valley: Penn Vly. (or less commonly used: Penn Vally. or Penn Vlly.)

Penn Valley is 1,400 feet [427 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The telephone area code for Penn Valley: (530)

The ZIP code for Penn Valley: 95946<3>

Communities Also Named Penn Valley ...

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

Communities near Penn Valley ...

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

  • Grass Valley
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
  • Wheatland
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Nevada City
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Colfax
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Bitney Corner
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bitney Corner
    • Bitney Corner is located in Nevada County
  • Smartville
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
  • Bridgeport
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeport
    • Bridgeport is located in Nevada County
  • Newtown
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newtown
    • Newtown is located in Nevada County
  • The Oaks
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for The Oaks
    • The Oaks is located in Nevada County
  • Timbuctoo ‑ Historic
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timbuctoo
    • Timbuctoo is located in Yuba County

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Penn Valley ...

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

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

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The official website for State of California:

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 Penn Valley - 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 Penn Valley). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Penn Valley 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.


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