Brandy City, California

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Brandy City, California
Unincorporated community
Brandy City, California is located in California
Brandy City, California
Brandy City, California
Coordinates: 39°32′16″N 121°01′31″W / 39.53778°N 121.02528°W / 39.53778; -121.02528Coordinates: 39°32′16″N 121°01′31″W / 39.53778°N 121.02528°W / 39.53778; -121.02528
Country United States
State California
County Sierra
Elevation 3,707 ft (1,130 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Area code(s) 530
GNIS feature ID 1658126[1]

Brandy City, formerly known as Strychnine City, is an unincorporated community in Sierra County, California, United States.

Brandy City is 7.5 miles (12.1 km) west of Goodyears Bar.[2]

Its name recalls an incident when a cask of brandy was accidentally spilled.[3]

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  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 537. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ Wight, Ellen (1 June 2008). Tales of the Express. Xlibris Corporation. p. 157. ISBN 978-1-4363-2275-1.