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Washington, California
(Nevada County)

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Welcome to Washington ...

Washington is located in Nevada County<1>.

Washington is 2,640 feet [805 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Washington is ½ mile above sea level.

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

Washington is within the (530) area code.

The ZIP code for Washington: 95986<3>

Communities Also Named Washington ...

While we believe that this Washington is located in Nevada County, we know of another 2 California communities named Washington. Those communities are located in the following counties: Los Angeles and Yolo County.

Beyond California, there are 55 communities that are also named Washington - they are located in Arizona (2), Arkansas (2), Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa (2), Kansas (3), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (3), Nebraska, Nevada (2), New Hampshire, New Jersey (2), North Carolina, Ohio (7), Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania (3), Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia (2), West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Washington ...

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

  • Grass Valley [Nevada County]
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    • Grass Valley [Nevada County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Washington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,763 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grass Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grass Valley<5>
  • Nevada City [Nevada County]
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    • Nevada City [Nevada County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Washington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,127 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nevada City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nevada City<5>
  • Colfax [Placer County]
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    • Colfax [Placer County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Washington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,009 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colfax<5>
  • North Bloomfield [Nevada County] - Historic
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    • North Bloomfield [Nevada County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the west of Washington
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    • Graniteville [Nevada County]
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      • Graniteville [Nevada County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Washington
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    • Alleghany [Sierra County]
    • Bear Valley [Shasta County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Valley
      • Bear Valley [Shasta County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the southeast of Washington
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Bear Valley. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
    • Emigrant Gap [Placer County]
    • Lake City [Nevada County]
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      • Lake City [Nevada County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the west of Washington
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    • Marsh Mill [Nevada County]
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      • Marsh Mill [Nevada County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the northeast of Washington
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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 Washington. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Washington.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Washington ...

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

Adding Washington to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Washington 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 Washington was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Nevada, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Washington - 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 Washington). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Washington 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Washington) 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 Washington. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WashingtonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Washington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3589, Longitude: -120.8002    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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.






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