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Welcome to American Flat ...

So far, we 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<2>.


We aren't confident of the location of American Flat, so consider the above location as an estimate.<3>


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.<4> In other words, the altitude 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

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

Communities near American Flat ...

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

  • Reno
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • 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)
  • 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.<6> 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
  • Eureka ‑ Historic
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eureka
    • Eureka 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.<6> 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.<6> 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 Flat. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for American Flat.

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

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

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.
<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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. 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 maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around American Flat - 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>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.









 

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