Martins Ferry, California

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Coordinates: 41°12′29″N 123°45′19″W / 41.20806°N 123.75528°W / 41.20806; -123.75528

Martins Ferry
Former settlement
Martins Ferry is located in California
Martins Ferry
Martins Ferry
Location in California
Coordinates: 41°12′29″N 123°45′19″W / 41.20806°N 123.75528°W / 41.20806; -123.75528
Country United States
State California
County Humboldt County
Elevation[1] 315 ft (96 m)

Martins Ferry is a former settlement in Klamath County and later in Humboldt County, California.[1] It lay on the Klamath River,[2] at an elevation of 315 feet (96 m).[1] It still appeared on maps as of 1983.[1]

History[edit]

A post office operated at Martins Ferry from 1861 to 1862 and from 1865 to 1891.[2] There was a military fort at the place in the 1860s.[2] The name honors John F. Martin, its first postmaster, who also operated a ferry.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Martins Ferry, California
  2. ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 102. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.