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Welcome to American City ...

So far, we 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 Storey County<2>.


The location of American City has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>


American City was founded in 1859.

While the community is gone, the present day location for American City is 5,380 feet [1,640 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of American City is 1 mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

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

The location where American City once stood is in the (775) area code.

Communities Also Named American City ...

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

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

Communities near American City ...

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

  • Reno
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reno
    • Reno is located in Washoe County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 259,290 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reno <5>
  • Sparks
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
  • Carson City
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Dayton
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Eureka ‑ Historic
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eureka
    • Eureka is located in Lyon County
  • Flowery City ‑ Historic
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flowery City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flowery City
    • Flowery City is located in Storey County
  • Sutro ‑ Historic
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sutro
    • Sutro is located in Lyon County
  • Carson Rapids City
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carson Rapids City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carson Rapids City
    • Carson Rapids City is located in Lyon County
  • Empire
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Empire have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Empire
    • Empire is located in Carson City
  • New Washoe City
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)

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

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around American City.

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

Adding American City to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of American City in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for American City was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the American City post office opened in 1866.

For more details, see References and Mentions for American City.

The official website for State of Nevada: nv.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 American City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Nevada's counties, including Storey, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around American City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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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