Galena Hill, California

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Coordinates: 39°28′25″N 121°03′20″W / 39.47361°N 121.05556°W / 39.47361; -121.05556

Galena Hill
Former settlement
Galena Hill is located in California
Galena Hill
Galena Hill
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°28′25″N 121°03′20″W / 39.47361°N 121.05556°W / 39.47361; -121.05556
Country United States
State California
County Yuba County
Elevation[1] 2,815 ft (858 m)

Galena Hill is a former settlement and mining camp in Yuba County, California. It was located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north of Camptonville,[2] an elevation of 2815 feet (858 m). It still appeared on maps as of 1895.

The place takes its name from a group of miners from Galena, Illinois who struck gold here in 1852.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Galena Hill, California
  2. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 489. ISBN 9781884995149.