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Welcome to Eureka ...

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

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


Eureka would have been located within present day Lyon County<2>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Eureka, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

When the people of Eureka referred to themselves (known as a demonym), they are believed to have used Eurekan<3>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Eureka is 4,500 feet [1,372 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Eureka is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

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

Communities Also Named Eureka ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Nevada communities named Eureka: This one is located in Lyon County and the other is located in Eureka County.

Beyond Nevada, there are 68 communities that are also named Eureka - they are located in Alabama (2), Alaska (2), California (2), Colorado, Florida (2), Georgia (3), Illinois, Indiana (3), Iowa (3), Kansas (6), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (4), Montana (2), Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina (2), South Dakota, Tennessee (4), Texas (5), Utah, Virginia, Washington (2), West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Eureka ...

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

  • Carson City
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
  • American City ‑ Historic
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for American City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for American City
    • American City is located in Storey County
  • Empire
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • 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
  • Silver City
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver City
    • Silver City is located in Lyon County
  • American Flat ‑ Historic
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for American Flat have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for American Flat
    • American Flat is located in Storey County
  • New Empire
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Empire
    • New Empire is located in Carson City
  • Sutro ‑ Historic
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sutro
    • Sutro is located in Lyon County
  • Gold Hill
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gold Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gold Hill
    • Gold Hill is located in Storey County
  • Virginia City
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
  • Carson Rapids City
    (8 miles [12.9 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

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

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

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

Adding Eureka to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Eureka 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 Eureka was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Eureka.

The official website for Lyon County: www.lyon-county.org/

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 Eureka, 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 Lyon, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Eureka refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Eureka may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Eureka - 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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