Clipper Gap, California

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Clipper Gap
Unincorporated community
Clipper Gap is located in California
Clipper Gap
Clipper Gap
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°58′10″N 121°01′03″W / 38.96944°N 121.01750°W / 38.96944; -121.01750Coordinates: 38°58′10″N 121°01′03″W / 38.96944°N 121.01750°W / 38.96944; -121.01750
Country  United States
State  California
County Placer County
Elevation[1] 1,676 ft (511 m)

Clipper Gap (also, Clippergap)[2] is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California.[1] Clipper Gap is located 6 miles (9.7 km) north-northeast of Auburn.[2] It lies at an elevation of 1676 feet (511 m).[1]

The Clipper Gap post office opened in 1866, changed its name to Clippergap in 1894, reverted its name to Clipper Gap in 1950, and closed for good in 1960.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Clipper Gap, 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. 467. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.