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Welcome to Rochester ...

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

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


Rochester would have been located within present day Pershing County<2>.

The location of Rochester has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

When the people of Rochester referred to themselves (known as a demonym), they are believed to have used Rochesterian<4>

Rochester was established in 1912.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Rochester is 6,150 feet [1,875 m] above sea level.<5> In other words, the altitude of Rochester is about 1¼ mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

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

Rochester would have been located in the (775) area code.

Communities Also Named Rochester ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 32 communities that are also named Rochester - they are located in Alberta, California, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (6), Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana (2), New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio (4), Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Rochester ...

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

  • Lovelock [Pershing County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lovelock
    • Lovelock [Pershing County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Rochester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,819 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lovelock
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lovelock<7>
  • Torreytown [Pershing County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Torreytown
    • Torreytown [Pershing County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Rochester
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Torreytown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Unionville [Pershing County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unionville
    • Unionville [Pershing County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Rochester
  • Colado [Pershing County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colado
    • Colado [Pershing County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of Rochester
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colado have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Star City [Pershing County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star City
      • Star City [Pershing County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Rochester
    • Humboldt City [Pershing County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Humboldt City
      • Humboldt City [Pershing County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the north of Rochester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Humboldt City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Humboldt House [Pershing County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Humboldt House
      • Humboldt House [Pershing County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<6> to the north of Rochester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Humboldt House have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Humboldt House
    • Granite Point [Pershing County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granite Point
      • Granite Point [Pershing County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<6> to the southwest of Rochester
    • Imlay [Pershing County]
    • Boyer [Churchill County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyer
      • Boyer [Churchill County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Rochester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boyer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

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

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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 Rochester, 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 Pershing, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Rochester refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Rochester may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rochester - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Rochester) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rochester. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2888, Longitude: -118.1674       In this case, the coordinates for Rochester have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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