Oleum, California

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Oleum
Unincorporated community
Oleum is located in California
Oleum
Oleum
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°02′41″N 122°14′54″W / 38.04472°N 122.24833°W / 38.04472; -122.24833Coordinates: 38°02′41″N 122°14′54″W / 38.04472°N 122.24833°W / 38.04472; -122.24833[1]
Country United States
State California
County Contra Costa County
Elevation[1] 203 ft (62 m)
GNIS ID[1][2] 1659298
FIPS code[1][2] 06-53658

Oleum is an unincorporated community in Contra Costa County, California, United States.[1] It is located on the Southern Pacific Railroad 6 miles (10 km) east-southeast of Point Pinole,[3] at an elevation of 203 feet (62 m).[1] An oil refinery is located at Oleum, hence the name from "petroleum".[3]

Oleum is located on the Mexican land grant Rancho El Pinole made to Ygnacio Martinez. A post office operated at Oleum from 1910 to 1951.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Oleum (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 Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 675. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.