Alamorio, California

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Coordinates: 32°58′45″N 115°27′41″W / 32.97917°N 115.46139°W / 32.97917; -115.46139

Alamorio
Unincorporated community
Alamorio is located in California
Alamorio
Alamorio
Location in California
Coordinates: 32°58′45″N 115°27′41″W / 32.97917°N 115.46139°W / 32.97917; -115.46139
Country United States
State California
County Imperial County
Elevation [1] -128 ft (-40 m)

Alamorio is an unincorporated community in Imperial County, California.[1] It is located 12.5 miles (20 km) north-northwest of Holtville,[2] at an elevation of 128 feet (40 m) below sea level.[1] The community resides along the Alamo River, and was named by combining the Spanish words alamo (meaning "poplar" or "cottonwood") and rio (meaning "river").[3]

A post office operated at Alamorio from 1909 to 1917.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Alamorio, California
  2. ^ 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. 1387. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ William Bright; Erwin Gustav Gudde (30 November 1998). 1500 California place names: their origin and meaning. University of California Press. p. 12. ISBN 978-0-520-21271-8. Retrieved 20 January 2012.