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Welcome to Genoa ...

Genoa is located in Douglas County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Genoa, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1863.

Genoa is 4,800 feet [1,463 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Genoa is about 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

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

Genoa is located in the (775) area code.

The ZIP code for Genoa: 89423<3>

Communities Also Named Genoa ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 21 communities that are also named Genoa - they are located in Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota (2), Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (3), South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Genoa ...

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

  • Carson City
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
  • South Lake Tahoe
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Edgewood
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgewood have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewood
    • Edgewood is located in Douglas County
  • Minden
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
  • Mottsville ‑ Historic
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mottsville
    • Mottsville is located in Douglas County
  • Skyland
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skyland
    • Skyland is located in Douglas County
  • Stateline
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
  • Tahoe Village
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tahoe Village have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tahoe Village
    • Tahoe Village is located in Douglas County
  • Zephyr Cove
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
  • Gardnerville
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Genoa. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Genoa.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Genoa ...

Looking for more information about Genoa? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Genoa, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Genoa.

Adding Genoa to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Genoa 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 Genoa was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Genoa post office opened in 1863.

We also found Genoa on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map of Nevada (1883).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Genoa.

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

The official website for Douglas County: www.co.douglas.nv.us/

The official website for State of Nevada: nv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Nevada's counties, including Douglas, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Genoa - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 Genoa). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Genoa or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<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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