Iaqua, California

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Iaqua - follow a line east from Centerville - on an 1866 map

Iaqua (also, Jaqua) is a former settlement in Humboldt County, California.[1] It was located 5.5 miles (8.9 km) south of Kneeland.[1]

Camp or Fort Iaqua, a military post operational from August 5, 1863 to 1866 was located on Yeager Creek about 18 miles east of the mouth of the Eel River,[2] is located on Iaqua Creek 4 miles (6.4 km) south-southeast of Iaqua.[1]

The Jaqua post office opened in 1880, and changed its name to Iaqua later that year.[1] The post office closed in 1903, re-opened in 1909, and closed for good in 1920.[1]

As of 1873, a school was in operation at Iaqua.[3] It later merged with the Kneeland School.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 89. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  2. ^ Colonel Herbert M. Hart, USMC (retired), Historic California Posts: Fort Iaqua (Camp Jaqua, Camp Iaqua), Pioneer Forts of the Far West, The California State Military Museum, 1965
  3. ^ a b Kneeland School History

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