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Rachel, Nevada

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Welcome to Rachel ...

Rachel is located in Lincoln County<1>.

Rachel was founded in May 1973.

The community of Rachel was previously named Sandy Springs. Going back to its beginning, Rachel was originally named Tempiute Village<2>. For more information about the names of Rachel, see The Names of Rachel on our Genealogy Page.

Rachel is 4,830 feet [1,472 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Rachel is about 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

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

Rachel is within the (775) area code.

Websites for Rachel ...

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Communities Also Named Rachel ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Rachel - they are located in North Carolina and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Rachel ...

We have created a list of 3 communities that are near Rachel.

  • Hiko [Lincoln County]
  • Crystal Springs [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Springs
    • Crystal Springs [Lincoln County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<4> to the east of Rachel
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Springs
  • Alamo [Lincoln 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 Rachel. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Rachel.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rachel ...

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

Mentions & References for Rachel

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Nevada's counties, including Lincoln, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Rachel is also known as Penoyer Valley, Sand Springs Valley, Tem Piute or Tempiute. For more information, please visit our Genealogy Helper Page for Rachel.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rachel - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rachel) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rachel. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RachelOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rachel. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6454, Longitude: -115.7469    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






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