Blocksburg, California

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Coordinates: 40°16′34″N 123°38′11″W / 40.27611°N 123.63639°W / 40.27611; -123.63639

Blocksburg
Unincorporated community
Blocksburg is located in California
Blocksburg
Blocksburg
Location in California
Coordinates: 40°16′34″N 123°38′11″W / 40.27611°N 123.63639°W / 40.27611; -123.63639
Country United States
State California
County Humboldt County
Elevation[1] 1,594 ft (486 m)

Blocksburg (formerly, Larrabee,[2] Blocksburgh,[1] Blockburger's[3] and Powellville[3]) is an unincorporated community in Humboldt County, California.[1] It is located 15 miles (24 km) east-southeast of Weott,[3] at an elevation of 1,594 feet (486 m).[1] The ZIP Code is 95514.[4]

The Blocksburgh post office opened in 1877. The name was changed to Blocksburg in 1893,[3] and was named for Benjamin Blockburger, a local merchant.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c d U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Blocksburg, California
  2. ^ Windbigler, Beverley Explore Blocksburg’s Rich History, accessed 11 January 2013]
  3. ^ a b c d e Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 21. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  4. ^ USPS ZIP Code lookup tool