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Welcome to McDermitt ...

McDermitt is located in Humboldt County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of McDermitt, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1891.

McDermitt is 4,430 feet [1,350 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of McDermitt is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

Note: If you travel east from McDermitt, you will leave Pacific Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

McDermitt lies within the (775) area code.

The ZIP code for McDermitt: 89421<3>

Communities Also Named McDermitt ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named McDermitt - it's located in Oregon.

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

Communities near McDermitt ...

We have created a list of 4 communities that are near McDermitt.

  • Cordero
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cordero
    • Cordero is located in Humboldt County
  • Canon Creek Station ‑ Historic
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canon Creek Station have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canon Creek Station
    • Canon Creek Station is located in Humboldt County
  • Platora ‑ Historic
    (23 miles [37 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Platora
    • Platora is located in Humboldt County
  • Orovada
    (29 miles [46.7 km] to the south)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around McDermitt. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for McDermitt.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for McDermitt ...

Looking for more information about McDermitt? 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 McDermitt, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for McDermitt.

Adding McDermitt to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From that list, the McDermitt post office opened in 1891.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for McDermitt.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for McDermitt. 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 Humboldt, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around McDermitt - 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 McDermitt). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether McDermitt or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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