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American City, Colorado

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Welcome to American City ...

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

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

American City would have been located within present day Gilpin County.

While the community is gone, the present day location for American City is 10,630 feet [3,240 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of American City is 2 miles [or 3¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where American City was located is in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

American City would have been located in the (303) and (720)<3> area codes.

Communities near American City ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from American City and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2016<5>
Central City   [Map]   733   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Empire   [Map]   291   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Fraser   [Map]   1,252   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Georgetown   [Map]   1,060   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Idaho Springs   [Map]   1,746   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Jamestown   [Map]   273   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for American City.

Communities Also Named American City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named American City - it's located in Nevada.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around American City. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of American City. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around American City.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for American City:

Search for Local Businesses ...

We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities. Since American City no longer exists, the following searches are centered on the area where it would have stood. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
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RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
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PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Colorado

About Gilpin County

About Colorado

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Gilpin County:

The official website for State of Colorado:

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 American City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around American City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (720) is an overlay for area code (303). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for American City.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from American City. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- American 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 American City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from American City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in American City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.8725, Longitude: -105.5872     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for American City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for American City.

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for American City.