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Welcome to Phillips ...

Phillips is located in El Dorado County<1>.

The location of Phillips has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Phillips, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1924.

Phillips is 6,870 feet [2,094 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Phillips is about 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.

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

The area code for Phillips: (530)

Websites for Phillips ...

Chamber of Commerce:

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Phillips, the following might be of interest:

Communities Also Named Phillips ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 35 communities that are also named Phillips - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida (2), Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana (2), Maine, Michigan (2), Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania (3), South Carolina, Tennessee (4), Texas (3), Utah, Virginia (2), Washington, West Virginia (2), Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Phillips ...

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

  • South Lake Tahoe
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Fallen Leaf
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
  • Tallac Village
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tallac Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tallac Village
    • Tallac Village is located in El Dorado County
  • Kirkwood
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
  • Al Tahoe
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Al Tahoe
    • Al Tahoe is located in El Dorado County
  • Sorensens
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sorensens
    • Sorensens is located in Alpine County
  • Kit Carson
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
  • Kyburz
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
  • Edgewood
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewood
    • Edgewood is located in Douglas County (NV)
  • Stateline
    (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 Phillips. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Phillips.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Phillips ...

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

Adding Phillips to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Phillips 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 Phillips was on a map titled Map of the Lincoln Highway (1924).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Phillips.

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

The official website for El Dorado County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including El Dorado, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Phillips - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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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