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Welcome to Tahoe Pines ...

Tahoe Pines is located in Placer County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Tahoe Pines, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1912.

Tahoe Pines is 6,230 feet [1,899 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Tahoe Pines is about 1¼ mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

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

Tahoe Pines is within the boundaries of the (530) area code.

Communities near Tahoe Pines ...

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

  • South Lake Tahoe
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Truckee
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
  • Dollar Point
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dollar Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dollar Point
    • Dollar Point is located in Placer County
  • Lake Forest
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Forest
    • Lake Forest is located in Placer County
  • Carnelian Bay
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Brockway
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Kings Beach
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Tahoe Vista
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Crystal Bay
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Glenbrook
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Tahoe Pines ...

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

Adding Tahoe Pines to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Tahoe Pines 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 Tahoe Pines was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Tahoe Pines post office opened in 1912.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Tahoe Pines.

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

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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 Pines - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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