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Welcome to Vista ...

Vista is located in Washoe County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Vista, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

Vista is 4,400 feet [1,341 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Vista is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

Vista is located in the (775) area code.

Communities Also Named Vista ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 19 communities that are also named Vista - they are located in California, Florida, Iowa, Manitoba, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana (2), New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Washington and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Vista ...

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

  • Reno
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • 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>
  • Sun Valley
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Panther Valley
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panther Valley
    • Panther Valley is located in Washoe County
  • Raleigh Heights
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raleigh Heights
    • Raleigh Heights is located in Washoe County
  • Spanish Springs
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spanish Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spanish Springs
    • Spanish Springs is located in Washoe County
  • Golden Valley
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden Valley
    • Golden Valley is located in Washoe County
  • Lawton
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawton
    • Lawton is located in Washoe County
  • Lemmon Valley
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lemmon Valley
    • Lemmon Valley is located in Washoe County
  • Lousetown ‑ Historic
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
    • 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
  • Steamboat
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Steamboat have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steamboat
    • Steamboat is located in Washoe 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 Vista. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Vista.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Vista ...

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

Adding Vista to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Vista 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 Vista was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Vista on a map titled Map of the Lincoln Highway (1915-1916).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Vista.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Vista. 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 Vista - 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.









 

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