Hammil, California

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Hammil
Unincorporated community
Hammil is located in California
Hammil
Hammil
Location in California
Coordinates: 37°40′43″N 118°24′13″W / 37.67861°N 118.40361°W / 37.67861; -118.40361Coordinates: 37°40′43″N 118°24′13″W / 37.67861°N 118.40361°W / 37.67861; -118.40361
Country United States
State California
County Mono County
Elevation[1] 4,593 ft (1,400 m)

Hammil is an unincorporated community in Mono County, California.[1] It is located 9 miles (14 km) west-northwest of White Mountain Peak,[2] at an elevation of 4593 feet (1400 m).[1]

The Hammil brothers (William, Hugh, and Robert) homesteaded at the site in 1870.[2] The Carson and Colorado Railroad arrived in 1883 and named the settlement after them.[2] Hammil's postal service was handled by the Mocalno, which operated from 1915 to 1937.[2] Mocalno was named by adding "cal" for California in the Mono (the county's name).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hammil, California
  2. ^ 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. 1169. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.