Acolita, California

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Coordinates: 33°04′16″N 115°11′05″W / 33.07111°N 115.18472°W / 33.07111; -115.18472

Unincorporated community
Acolita is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 33°04′16″N 115°11′05″W / 33.07111°N 115.18472°W / 33.07111; -115.18472
Country United States
State California
County Imperial County
Elevation[1] 276 ft (84 m)

Acolita is an unincorporated community in Imperial County, California.[1] It is located on the Southern Pacific Railroad 8 miles (13 km) northwest of Glamis,[2] at an elevation of 276 feet (84 m).[1] The town was named after the Spanish word for acolyte for unknown reasons.[3]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Acolita, California
  2. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1387. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ Erwin G. Gudde; William Bright (10 May 2004). California Place Names: The Origin and Etymology of Current Geographical Names. University of California Press. p. 3. ISBN 978-0-520-24217-3. Retrieved 20 January 2012.