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Welcome to Schwab ...

So far, we have found very little information about Schwab. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Schwab to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Schwab, please Contact Us.


Schwab would have been located within present day Inyo County.

We aren't confident of the location of Schwab, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

Schwab was established in 1905.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Schwab is 3,380 feet [1,030 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Schwab is about ¾ mile [or ~1 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Schwab was located is in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

If Schwab still existed, it would have been in the (760) & (442)<4> area codes.

Communities near Schwab ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Schwab and not the distance if driven.<5>.

Community   DirDistance
Chloride City - Historic   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Furnace Creek   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Harmony Borax Works - Historic   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Indian Village   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lila C - Historic   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Park Village   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Schwab.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Schwab. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Schwab.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Schwab:

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of California

About Inyo County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Inyo County: www.inyocounty.us/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

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 Schwab, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or gone without an obvious trace.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Schwab - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (442) is an overlay for area code (760).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Schwab) 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 Schwab. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Schwab

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Schwab. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5051, Longitude: -116.7236     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Schwab have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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This page was last modified: 21 Jan 2019