Chrysopolis, California

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Chrysopolis
Former settlement
Chrysopolis is located in California
Chrysopolis
Chrysopolis
Location in California
Coordinates: 36°57′38″N 118°11′48″W / 36.96056°N 118.19667°W / 36.96056; -118.19667Coordinates: 36°57′38″N 118°11′48″W / 36.96056°N 118.19667°W / 36.96056; -118.19667
Country United States
State California
County Inyo County
Elevation[1] 3,819 ft (1,164 m)

Chrysopolis (Greek for "city of gold") is a former settlement in Inyo County, California.[1] It was located on the east bank of the Owens River south of Aberdeen,[2] at an elevation of 3819 feet (1164 m).[1]

Chrysopolis was founded in the 1860s.[2] As the name suggests, Chrysopolis was originally a mining camp.[2] A post office operated at Chrysopolis from 1866 to 1867.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Chrysopolis, California
  2. ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 1143. ISBN 9781884995149.