Atlas, California

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Atlas
unincorporated community
Atlas is located in California
Atlas
Atlas
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°25′45″N 122°14′53″W / 38.42917°N 122.24806°W / 38.42917; -122.24806Coordinates: 38°25′45″N 122°14′53″W / 38.42917°N 122.24806°W / 38.42917; -122.24806
Country  United States
State  California
County Napa County
Elevation[1] 1,719 ft (524 m)

Atlas is an unincorporated community in Napa County, California.[1] It lies at an elevation of 1719 feet (524 m).[1] Atlas is located 8 miles (13 km) north-northwest of Mount Vaca and 1.5 miles (2.4 km) south-southeast of Atlas Peak.[2]

Atlas, named for nearby Atlas Peak, was founded as a resort community.[2] The Atlas post office opened in 1893, moved in 1894, and closed in 1934.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Atlas, California
  2. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 597. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.