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Sierraville is located in Sierra County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Sierraville, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1899.

Sierraville is 4,950 feet [1,509 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Sierraville is about 1 mile [or 1½ km] above sea level.

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

Sierraville is within the (530) area code.

The ZIP code for Sierraville: 96126<3>

Communities near Sierraville ...

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

  • Portola
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
  • Loyalton
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Calpine
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Whitehawk
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitehawk have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitehawk
    • Whitehawk is located in Plumas County
  • Meadow Lake ‑ Historic
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Meadow Lake. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Lake
    • Meadow Lake is located in Nevada County
  • Sierra City
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
  • Summit City ‑ Historic
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summit City have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit City
    • Summit City is located in Nevada County
  • Valley Ranch
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley Ranch have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Ranch
    • Valley Ranch is located in Plumas County
  • Beckwourth
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
  • Clio
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sierraville ...

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

Adding Sierraville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Sierraville 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 Sierraville was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Sierraville post office opened in 1899.

We also found Sierraville on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for California (1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Sierraville.

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

The official website for Sierra County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Sierra, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sierraville - 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 Sierraville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sierraville 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.
<5>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.
<6>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. 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 maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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