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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.

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.<2> In other words, the altitude 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

Schwab would have been located in the (760) & (442)<3> area codes.

Communities near Schwab ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Schwab and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   DirectionDistance
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 that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Schwab. We make it easy to see an overhead 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:

Search for Local Businesses ...

We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities. Since Schwab no longer exists, the following searches are centered on the area where it would have stood. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
Campgrounds  
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
Food/Groceries  
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
  Libraries
Fishing/HuntingHospitalsSchools
Hiking/CampingDoctors 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for California

About Inyo County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Inyo County: www.countyofinyo.org/

The official website for State of California: www.state.ca.us/



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>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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<3>Area code (442) is an overlay for area code (760). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Schwab.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Schwab. A straight line distance ignores things 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, 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Schwab

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Schwab. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5051, Longitude: -116.7236     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Schwab have been estimated.

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Schwab.