Dickenson, California

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Dickenson
Former settlement
Dickenson is located in California
Dickenson
Dickenson
Location in California
Coordinates: 37°11′55″N 120°12′30″W / 37.19861°N 120.20833°W / 37.19861; -120.20833Coordinates: 37°11′55″N 120°12′30″W / 37.19861°N 120.20833°W / 37.19861; -120.20833
Country United States
State California
County Merced County
Elevation[1] 272 ft (83 m)

Dickenson (also, Dickinson)[2] is a former settlement in Merced County, California.[1] It was located on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad 3.25 miles (5.2 km) southeast of Le Grand,[2] at an elevation of 272 feet (83 m).[1] Dickenson still appeared on USGS maps as of 1918.[1]

The name honors William Legrand Dickinson.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Dickenson, 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. 766. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.