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Welcome to Gold Hill ...

Gold Hill is located in Storey County<1>.

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Gold Hill, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1862.

Gold Hill is 5,840 feet [1,780 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Gold Hill is about 1¼ mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

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

Gold Hill is located in the (775) area code.

Communities Also Named Gold Hill ...

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

Beyond Nevada, there are 17 communities that are also named Gold Hill - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, California (2), Colorado (2), New Mexico, North Carolina (3), Oregon, Utah, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Gold Hill ...

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

  • Reno
    (18 miles [29 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 <4>
  • Sparks
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
  • Carson City
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
  • 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
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carson Rapids City have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carson Rapids City
    • Carson Rapids City is located in Lyon County
  • Dayton
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
  • Mound House
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
  • Eureka ‑ Historic
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eureka
    • Eureka is located in Lyon County
  • Lousetown ‑ Historic
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Lousetown. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<2>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lousetown
    • Lousetown is located in Storey County
  • 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 Gold Hill. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Gold Hill.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gold Hill ...

Looking for more information about Gold Hill? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Gold Hill, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Gold Hill.

Adding Gold Hill to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From that list, the Gold Hill post office opened in 1862.

We also found Gold Hill in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Gold Hill.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gold Hill - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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:


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