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Welcome to Zurich ...

Zurich is located in Wayne County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Zurich, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1875.

Zurich is 460 feet [140 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Zurich lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Zurich: (315)

Communities Also Named Zurich ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 4 communities that are also named Zurich - they are located in California, Kansas, Montana and Ontario.

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

Communities near Zurich ...

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

  • Geneva
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
  • Newark
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
  • Webster
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Webster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Webster
    • Webster is located in Monroe County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,723 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Webster <4>
  • Waterloo
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
  • Lyons
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyons have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyons
    • Lyons is located in Wayne County
    • Estimated population in 2015: 3,494 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyons <4>
  • Palmyra
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Clifton Springs
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clifton Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton Springs
    • Clifton Springs is located in Ontario County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,012 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clifton Springs <4>
  • Clyde
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clyde have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde
    • Clyde is located in Wayne County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,945 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clyde <4>
  • Phelps
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
  • Sodus
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sodus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sodus
    • Sodus is located in Wayne County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,696 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sodus <4>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Zurich ...

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

Adding Zurich to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Zurich 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 Zurich was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Zurich post office opened in 1875.

We also found Zurich in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Zurich.

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

The official website for Wayne County: www.co.wayne.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Wayne, 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 Zurich - 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>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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