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Geneva, Idaho

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Welcome to Geneva ...

Geneva is located in Bear Lake County<1>.

The pronunciation of Geneva: juh-NEE-vuh<2>

Geneva is 6,170 feet [1,881 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Geneva is about 1¼ mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Geneva lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Geneva: (208)

The ZIP code for Geneva: 83238<4>

Communities Also Named Geneva ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 40 communities that are also named Geneva - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, Florida (3), Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana (2), Iowa (2), Kansas, Kentucky (2), Michigan (2), Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (3), Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (2), Utah, Washington and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Geneva ...

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

  • Montpelier [Bear Lake County]
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    • Montpelier [Bear Lake County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Geneva
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,529 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montpelier<6>
  • Cokeville [Lincoln County]
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    • Cokeville [Lincoln County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Geneva
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 558 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cokeville<6>
  • Paris [Bear Lake County]
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    • Paris [Bear Lake County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Geneva
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 517 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paris<6>
  • Georgetown [Bear Lake County]
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    • Georgetown [Bear Lake County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Geneva
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 497 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Georgetown<6>
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    • Bennington [Bear Lake County]
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      • Bennington [Bear Lake County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Geneva
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    • Wardboro [Bear Lake County]
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      • Wardboro [Bear Lake County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Geneva
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    • Dingle [Bear Lake County]
    • Bern [Bear Lake County]
    • Smoot [Lincoln County]
    • Taylor [Lincoln County]
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      • Taylor [Lincoln County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the south of Geneva
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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 Geneva. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Geneva.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Geneva ...

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

Adding Geneva to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Geneva 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 Geneva was on a map titled Road Map for Utah (from Shell Oil, 1950).

We also found Geneva on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Idaho (1956).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Idaho

About Bear Lake County

About Idaho

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Geneva. 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 Idaho's counties, including Bear Lake, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Geneva. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Geneva - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Geneva). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Geneva or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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- Geneva) 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 Geneva. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GenevaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Geneva. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3585, Longitude: -111.0556    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






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