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Welcome to Washoe City ...

Washoe City is located in Washoe County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Washoe City, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1862.

Washoe City is 5,060 feet [1,542 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Washoe City is about 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

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

Washoe City lies within the (775) area code.

The ZIP code for Washoe City: 89520<3>

Communities near Washoe City ...

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

  • Reno
    (14 miles [22.5 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
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
  • Carson City
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
  • Truckee
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Truckee
    • Truckee is located in Nevada County (CA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,982 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Truckee <4>
  • Steamboat
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Steamboat have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steamboat
    • Steamboat is located in Washoe County
  • Tyrolian Village
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tyrolian Village have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tyrolian Village
    • Tyrolian Village is located in Washoe County
  • American City ‑ Historic
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for American City have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for American City
    • American City is located in Storey County
  • American Flat ‑ Historic
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for American Flat have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for American Flat
    • American Flat is located in Storey County
  • Gold Hill
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gold Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gold Hill
    • Gold Hill is located in Storey County
  • Lakeview Summit
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview Summit have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview Summit
    • Lakeview Summit is located in Carson City

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Washoe City ...

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

Adding Washoe City to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From that list, the Washoe City post office opened in 1862.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Washoe City.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Washoe City. 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 elevation is an estimate for the area around Washoe City - 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 Washoe City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Washoe City or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<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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