El Campo, California

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El Campo
Unincorporated community
El Campo is located in California
El Campo
El Campo
Location in California
Coordinates: 37°53′51″N 122°27′55″W / 37.89750°N 122.46528°W / 37.89750; -122.46528Coordinates: 37°53′51″N 122°27′55″W / 37.89750°N 122.46528°W / 37.89750; -122.46528
Country United States
State California
County Marin County
Elevation[1] 56 ft (17 m)

El Campo (also, Paradise Park)[2] is an unincorporated community in Marin County, California.[1] It is located 3 miles (4.8 km) south-southeast of Point San Quentin,[2] at an elevation of 56 feet (17 m).[1]

El Campo is derived from a Spanish phrase meaning "the flat country".[3] The settlement was started as a resort built by the San Francisco and North Pacific Railroad.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: El Campo, 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. 628. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 116.