Whitesboro, California

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Whitesboro
Unincorporated community
Whitesboro is located in California
Whitesboro
Whitesboro
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°12′53″N 123°45′52″W / 39.21472°N 123.76444°W / 39.21472; -123.76444Coordinates: 39°12′53″N 123°45′52″W / 39.21472°N 123.76444°W / 39.21472; -123.76444
Country United States
State California
County Mendocino County
Elevation[1] 39 ft (12 m)

Whitesboro was an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California.[1] It was located 1 mile (1.6 km) south-southeast of Albion,[2] at an elevation of 39 feet (12 m).[1]

The name was bestowed in 1876 after L. E. White, the major owner of the Salmon Creek Mill Company.[2] A post office operated at Whitesboro from 1881 to 1899. Almost no trace of the former sawmill town remains as of 2010, but there is still a functioning Whitesboro Grange hall located on nearby Navarro Ridge Road.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Whitesboro, California
  2. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 167. ISBN 9781884995149.