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Welcome to Tahoma ...

Tahoma is primarily located in El Dorado County<1>. A portion of Tahoma extends into Placer County.

Tahoma is 6,260 feet [1,908 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Tahoma is about 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.

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

Tahoma is within the boundaries of the (530) area code.

The ZIP code for Tahoma: 96142<3>

Communities Also Named Tahoma ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 2 communities that are also named Tahoma - they are located in Georgia and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Tahoma.

Communities near Tahoma ...

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

  • South Lake Tahoe
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Truckee
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
  • Tahoe City
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
  • Dollar Point
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dollar Point have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dollar Point
    • Dollar Point is located in Placer County
  • Lake Forest
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Forest
    • Lake Forest is located in Placer County
  • Lincoln Park
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln Park
    • Lincoln Park is located in Douglas County (NV)
  • Glenbrook
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
  • Skyland
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skyland
    • Skyland is located in Douglas County (NV)
  • Zephyr Cove
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Al Tahoe
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Al Tahoe
    • Al Tahoe is located in El Dorado 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 Tahoma. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Tahoma.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Tahoma ...

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

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

The official website for El Dorado County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including El Dorado, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Tahoma - 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 Tahoma). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Tahoma 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.


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