Weimar, California

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Unincorporated community
Weimar is located in California
Weimar is located in USA
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°02′15″N 120°58′21″W / 39.03750°N 120.97250°W / 39.03750; -120.97250Coordinates: 39°02′15″N 120°58′21″W / 39.03750°N 120.97250°W / 39.03750; -120.97250
Country  United States
State  California
County Placer County
Elevation[1] 2,257 ft (688 m)
ZIP code 95739, 95713
Area code(s) 530
GNIS feature ID 237401[2]

Weimar (formerly, New England Mills and Weimer) is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California,[1] located in the Sacramento area. Weimar is located 4.5 miles (7.2 km) south-southwest of Colfax.[3]

By car, Weimar is about one hour from Reno, Nevada and about one hour northeast of Sacramento, California on east I-80. It is directly adjacent to Interstate 80. Amtrak stops at Colfax, California which is about 3 miles east on I-80 past Weimar. Weimar, California was originally named New England Mills. The elevation is about 2300–2600 feet.

Weimar has a campground in it, and also has access to the North Fork of the American River. The former Weimar Sanitorium, a Tuberculosis treatment hospital, is now Weimar Institute, home to the NEWSTART Lifestyle Program. The Institute also includes Weimar College, and Weimar Academy, a boarding school for high school students, both associated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It is also home to the Weimar Hills Charter School, which offers grades 4th through 8th.

The Weimar post office opened in 1866.[3] Its ZIP code is 95736 and its area code 530.


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Weimar, California
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 575. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.