Sucker Flat, California

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Coordinates: 39°12′43″N 121°17′50″W / 39.21194°N 121.29722°W / 39.21194; -121.29722

Sucker Flat
Unincorporated community
Sucker Flat is located in California
Sucker Flat
Sucker Flat
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°12′43″N 121°17′50″W / 39.21194°N 121.29722°W / 39.21194; -121.29722
Country United States
State California
County Yuba County
Elevation[1] 587 ft (179 m)

Sucker Flat (formerly, Gatesville)[2] is an unincorporated community in Yuba County, California. It is located just northeast of Smartsville,[2] at an elevation of 587 feet (179 m).

Gatesville was named for an early settler from Illinois.[2] Sucker is from the nickname of Illinois as the "Sucker State".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sucker Flat, 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. 563. ISBN 9781884995149.