Gaston, California

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Unincorporated community
Gaston is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°23′39″N 120°44′30″W / 39.39417°N 120.74167°W / 39.39417; -120.74167Coordinates: 39°23′39″N 120°44′30″W / 39.39417°N 120.74167°W / 39.39417; -120.74167
Country  United States
State  California
County Nevada County
Elevation[1] 5,062 ft (1,543 m)

Gaston is an unincorporated community in Nevada County, California.[1] It lies at an elevation of 5062 feet (1543 m).[1] Gaston is located 3.25 miles (5.2 km) south of Graniteville.[2]

A post office operated at Gaston from 1899 to 1913.[2]

Gaston is the name of a military commander.[3]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Gaston, California
  2. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 490. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 135.