Glen Frazer, California

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Glen Frazer
Unincorporated community
Glen Frazer is located in California
Glen Frazer
Glen Frazer
Location in California
Coordinates: 37°59′54″N 122°09′46″W / 37.99833°N 122.16278°W / 37.99833; -122.16278Coordinates: 37°59′54″N 122°09′46″W / 37.99833°N 122.16278°W / 37.99833; -122.16278[1]
Country United States
State California
County Contra Costa County
Elevation[1] 295 ft (90 m)
GNIS ID[1][2] 1658615
FIPS code[1][2] 06-30056

Glen Frazer,[1] formerly known as Frazerville,[3] is an unincorporated farming community in Contra Costa County, California, United States.[1] It is located 8 miles (13 km) north of Orinda,[3] at an elevation of 295 feet (90 m).[1] It was the name of the train station used by the Santa Fe Railroad (formerly, Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad).[3] It is located along Franklin Canyon Road about 100 yards east of McHarry Ranch Rd. A sign still stands marking the location of the old station. nearest to the town of Martinez, CA. The BNSF Railway still runs along the canyon and past this location. The property was sold to the Santa Fe Railroad by the Frazer Family, but there never was a person named Glen Frazer. It was named Glen because it sat in a glen.

A post office operated at Glen Frazer from 1898 to 1899 (under the name Frazerville) and from 1906 to 1919.[3] Frazer was the name of an early nearby rancher.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Glen Frazer (Contra Costa County, California)". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved May 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "FIPS55 Data: California". FIPS55 Data. United States Geological Survey. February 23, 2006. Retrieved May 11, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 636. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.