Port Kenyon, California

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Coordinates: 40°35′42″N 124°16′47″W / 40.59500°N 124.27972°W / 40.59500; -124.27972

Port Kenyon
Unincorporated community
1876 hypothetical plat map showing relative wharf location
1876 hypothetical plat map showing relative wharf location
Port Kenyon is located in California
Port Kenyon
Port Kenyon
Location in California
Coordinates: 40°35′42″N 124°16′47″W / 40.59500°N 124.27972°W / 40.59500; -124.27972
Country United States
State California
County Humboldt County
Elevation[1] 13 ft (4 m)

Port Kenyon is an unincorporated community in Humboldt County, California.[1] It is located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) northwest of Ferndale,[2] at an elevation of 13 feet (4 m).[1]

A post office operated at Port Kenyon from 1886 to 1899 and from 1903 to 1913.[2] The town was founded by John Gardner Kenyon in 1876.[2] After silting of the Salt River and repeated flooding, the port declined in the 1890s.[2]

See also[edit]

Salt River (California)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Port Kenyon, 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. 125. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.