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Welcome to Whitney ...

So far, we have found very little information about Whitney. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Whitney to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Whitney, please Contact Us.


Whitney would have been located within present day Placer County<2>.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Whitney is 130 feet [40 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Whitney was located is in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Adding Whitney to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Communities Also Named Whitney ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 25 communities that are also named Whitney - they are located in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho (2), Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas (2), Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Whitney ...

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

  • Sacramento [Sacramento County]
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    • Sacramento [Sacramento County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Whitney
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 512,838 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sacramento
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sacramento<5>
  • Roseville [Placer County]
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    • Roseville [Placer County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the south of Whitney
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 144,725 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roseville<5>
  • Citrus Heights [Sacramento County]
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    • Citrus Heights [Sacramento County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the south of Whitney
    • Estimated population in 2015: 87,056 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Citrus Heights<5>
  • Folsom [Sacramento County]
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    • Folsom [Sacramento County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Whitney
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 82,726 people
    • Folsom has also been known as:
    • Folsom City
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Folsom<5>
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    • Rancho Cordova [Sacramento County]
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      • Rancho Cordova [Sacramento County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the south of Whitney
      • Estimated population in 2015: 71,017 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rancho Cordova
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rancho Cordova<5>
    • Rocklin [Placer County]
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      • Rocklin [Placer County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Whitney
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 70,159 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rocklin<5>
    • Lincoln [Placer County]
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      • Lincoln [Placer County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the north of Whitney
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 48,996 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lincoln<5>
    • Auburn [Placer County]
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      • Auburn [Placer County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the east of Whitney
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,205 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Auburn<5>
    • Loomis [Placer County]
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      • Loomis [Placer County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the east of Whitney
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,844 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loomis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loomis<5>
    • Wheatland [Yuba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheatland
      • Wheatland [Yuba County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northwest of Whitney
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,666 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheatland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wheatland<5>

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Placer County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Placer County: www.placer.ca.gov/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Whitney, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Whitney - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Whitney) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Whitney. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WhitneyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitney. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8335, Longitude: -121.3070    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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