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Welcome to Samuels ...

Samuels is located in the Idaho Panhandle.

Samuels is located in Bonner County<1>.


The location of Samuels has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Samuels, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1914.

Samuels is 2,150 feet [655 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Samuels is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Note: If you travel east from Samuels (for example, toward Troy (MT)), you will leave Pacific Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

Telephone area codes for Samuels: (208) & (986)<4>

The ZIP code for Samuels: 83862<5>

Communities Also Named Samuels ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 3 communities that are also named Samuels - they are located in Kentucky, Louisiana and Texas.

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

Communities near Samuels ...

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

  • Sandpoint
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
  • Bonners Ferry
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
  • Ponderay
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
  • Kootenai
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
  • Dover
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover
    • Dover is located in Bonner County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 968 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dover <6>
  • East Hope
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Hope
    • East Hope is located in Bonner County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 231 people
  • Hope
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hope
    • Hope is located in Bonner County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 102 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hope <6>
  • Boyer
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyer
    • Boyer is located in Bonner County
  • Naples
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Sagle
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Samuels ...

Looking for more information about Samuels? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Samuels, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Samuels.

Adding Samuels to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Samuels in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Samuels was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Samuels post office opened in 1914.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Samuels.

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

The official website for Bonner County: www.co.bonner.id.us/

The official website for State of Idaho: www.state.id.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Idaho's counties, including Bonner, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Samuels - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (986) is an overlay for area code (208).
<5>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 Samuels). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Samuels or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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