Adams, California

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Adams is located in California
Location in California
Adams is located in the United States
Adams (the United States)
Coordinates: 38°51′23″N 122°43′11″W / 38.85639°N 122.71972°W / 38.85639; -122.71972Coordinates: 38°51′23″N 122°43′11″W / 38.85639°N 122.71972°W / 38.85639; -122.71972
CountryUnited States
CountyLake County
Elevation2,815 ft (858 m)

Adams (formerly Adams Springs) is an unincorporated community in Lake County, California.[1] It is located 3 miles (4.8 km) north of Whispering Pines,[2] at an elevation of 2815 feet (858 m).[1]

A post office operated at Adams from 1908 to 1960.[2] The name honors Charles Adams, who bought the site in 1869.[2] By 1910, a resort at Adams could accommodate 400 people, and a new hotel was constructed in 1927.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Adams, 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. 7. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.