Stafford, Humboldt County, California

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Coordinates: 40°27′14″N 124°03′13″W / 40.45389°N 124.05361°W / 40.45389; -124.05361

Stafford
Unincorporated community
Stafford is located in California
Stafford
Stafford
Location in California
Coordinates: 40°27′14″N 124°03′13″W / 40.45389°N 124.05361°W / 40.45389; -124.05361
Country United States
State California
County Humboldt County
Elevation[1] 138 ft (42 m)

Stafford (formerly, Brown's Mill and Brown's Camp)[2] is an unincorporated community in Humboldt County, California.[1] It is located on the south bank of the Eel River 3 miles (4.8 km) southeast of Scotia,[2] at an elevation of 138 feet (42 m).[1]

The town was founded in 1895 or 1896; the name honors Judge Cyrus G. Stafford.[2] The name "Brown" honors Percy Brown, lumber mill owner.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Stafford, Humboldt County, California
  2. ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 150. ISBN 9781884995149.