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Welcome to Steamboat ...

Steamboat is located in Washoe County<1>.


The location of Steamboat has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Steamboat, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1880.

Steamboat is 4,600 feet [1,402 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Steamboat is about ¾ mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

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

Steamboat lies within the (775) area code.

Communities Also Named Steamboat ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 5 communities that are also named Steamboat - they are located in Arizona, British Columbia, Idaho and Oregon (2).

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

Communities near Steamboat ...

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

  • Reno
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
    • 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
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
  • Carson City
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
  • Galena ‑ Historic
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Galena. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galena
    • Galena is located in Washoe County
  • Lousetown ‑ Historic
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • 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.<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lousetown
    • Lousetown is located in Storey County
  • New Washoe City
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
  • Sundown Town
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sundown Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sundown Town
    • Sundown Town is located in Washoe County
  • Virginia City Highlands
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virginia City Highlands have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia City Highlands
    • Virginia City Highlands is located in Storey County
  • Washoe City
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washoe City
    • Washoe City is located in Washoe County
  • Virginia City
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Steamboat ...

Looking for more information about Steamboat? 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 Steamboat, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Steamboat.

Adding Steamboat to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From that list, the Steamboat post office opened in 1880.

We also found Steamboat on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map of Nevada (1883).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Steamboat.

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

The official website for Washoe County: www.co.washoe.nv.us/

The official website for State of Nevada: nv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Nevada's counties, including Washoe, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Steamboat - 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>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.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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