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Welcome to American Flat ...

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

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


American Flat would have been located within present day Storey County.

We aren't confident of the location of American Flat, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

A typical abbreviation for American Flat: American Flt.

While the community is gone, the present day location for American Flat is 5,400 feet [1,646 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of American Flat is about 1 mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

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

If American Flat still existed, it would have been in the (775) area code.

Communities near American Flat ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from American Flat and not the distance if you are going to drive.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Population
DirDistance
Carson City   [Map]   54,745   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Carson Rapids City   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Dayton   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Eureka - Historic   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Flowery City - Historic   [Map]   ---   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Lousetown - Historic   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around American Flat. If available, we provide a satellite 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 Flat. 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 Flat.

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

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

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<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or gone without an obvious trace.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around American Flat - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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- American Flat) 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 Flat. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from American Flat

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in American Flat. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2704, Longitude: -119.6632     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for American Flat 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 Flat.

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