West Hartley, California

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Coordinates: 37°56′26″N 121°48′46″W / 37.94056°N 121.81278°W / 37.94056; -121.81278

West Hartley
Former settlement
West Hartley is located in California
West Hartley
West Hartley
Location in California
Coordinates: 37°56′26″N 121°48′46″W / 37.94056°N 121.81278°W / 37.94056; -121.81278
Country United States
State California
County Contra Costa County
Elevation[1] 440 ft (134 m)

West Hartley was an unincorporated community in eastern Contra Costa County, California. It was located 7 miles (11 km) northeast of Mount Diablo,[2] at an elevation of 440 feet (134 m). It is now a ghost town. It was a mining town for the nearby coal mines.[3]

It was founded in the late 1880s and named for England's West Hartley coal mine.[2]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: West Hartley, California
  2. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 721. ISBN 9781884995149. 
  3. ^ GhostTowns.com, retrieved September 17, 2007