Gans (also, Gaus) is a former settlement in Humboldt County, California. It was located 13 miles (21 km) south of Orick.
The Gaus post office opened in 1887, changed its name to Gans in 1888, moved several times, and closed for good in 1904. It was named for George W. Gans, a local landowner.
- ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 117. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.