Lovelock, California

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For the nearby place once called Old Lovelock, see Coutolenc, California.

Coordinates: 39°53′29″N 121°34′40″W / 39.89139°N 121.57778°W / 39.89139; -121.57778

Lovelock
Unincorporated community
Lovelock is located in California
Lovelock
Lovelock
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°53′29″N 121°34′40″W / 39.89139°N 121.57778°W / 39.89139; -121.57778
Country United States
State California
County Butte County
Elevation [1] 3,136 ft (956 m)

Lovelock (formerly Lovelocks and Lovelocks Store) is an unincorporated community in Butte County, California.[1] It is located 2.5 miles (4.0 km) west-southwest of Stirling City[2] and lies at an elevation of 3136 feet (956 m).[1]

The place gained its name when the post office moved northwards from its former location at George Lovelock's settlement in what later became known as Coutolenc. 'New Lovelock' then had a slaughterhouse, a store and a school, and the post office remained open from 1871 to 1922.[3] The healthy mountain air has drawn many to settle along the roads running north through the forest from the Skyway road and there is now a restaurant there called the Lovelock Inn.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lovelock, California
  2. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 271. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ Robert Colby, Lois Halliday McDonald, Magalia to Stirling City, Arcadia Publishing 2005 ISBN 0-7385-3018-2, ISBN 978-0-7385-3018-5 pp.66-8
  4. ^ Google map