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Welcome to Johntown ...

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

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


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


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


Johntown was founded in 1854.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Johntown is 4,800 feet [1,463 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Johntown is about 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

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

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

Communities Also Named Johntown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 3 communities that are also named Johntown - they are located in Georgia, Tennessee and Texas.

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

Communities near Johntown ...

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

  • Carson City
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Flowery City ‑ Historic
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • 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
  • Virginia City
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
  • Carson Rapids City
    (5 miles [8 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 Empire
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Empire
    • New Empire is located in Carson City
  • New Washoe City
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
  • Lousetown ‑ Historic
    (9 miles [14.5 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.<3>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lousetown
    • Lousetown is located in Storey County
  • Virginia City Highlands
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virginia City Highlands have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia City Highlands
    • Virginia City Highlands is located in Storey County
  • Lakeview Summit
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview Summit have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview Summit
    • Lakeview Summit is located in Carson City

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

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

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

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 Johntown, 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>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 Johntown - 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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