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Tahoe City, California

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Welcome to Tahoe City ...

Tahoe City is located in Placer County<1>.

Tahoe City is 6,250 feet [1,905 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Tahoe City is about 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.

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

Tahoe City is located in the (530) area code.

The ZIP code for Tahoe City: 96145<3>

Websites for Tahoe City ...

Chamber of Commerce:

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

Communities near Tahoe City ...

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

  • South Lake Tahoe [El Dorado County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Lake Tahoe
    • South Lake Tahoe [El Dorado County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Tahoe City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,847 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Lake Tahoe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Lake Tahoe<5>
  • Truckee [Nevada County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Truckee
    • Truckee [Nevada County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the north of Tahoe City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,982 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Truckee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Truckee<5>
  • Dollar Point [Placer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dollar Point
    • Dollar Point [Placer County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Tahoe City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dollar Point have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dollar Point
  • Homewood [Placer County]
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    • Tahoma Meadows [Placer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tahoma Meadows
      • Tahoma Meadows [Placer County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the south of Tahoe City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tahoma Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tahoma Meadows
    • Tahoma [El Dorado County]
    • Carnelian Bay [Placer County]
    • Tahoe Vista [Placer County]
    • Brockway [Placer County]
    • Kings Beach [Placer 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 Tahoe City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Tahoe City.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Tahoe City. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Tahoe City.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Tahoe City ...

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

Adding Tahoe City to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Tahoe City in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Tahoe City was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Tahoe City on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Tahoe City

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Placer, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Tahoe City - 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 Tahoe City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Tahoe City or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tahoe City) 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 Tahoe City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tahoe CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tahoe City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.1458, Longitude: -120.1523    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






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