Andover, California

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Former settlement
Andover is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°18′07″N 120°15′27″W / 39.30194°N 120.25750°W / 39.30194; -120.25750Coordinates: 39°18′07″N 120°15′27″W / 39.30194°N 120.25750°W / 39.30194; -120.25750
Country  United States
State  California
County Placer County
Elevation[1] 6,302 ft (1,921 m)

Andover is a former settlement in Placer County, California.[1] Andover is located on the first transcontinental railroad built by the Central Pacific Railroad, later the Southern Pacific Railroad, now the Union Pacific railroad, 11.5 miles (18.5 km) west of Martis Peak.[2] It lay at an elevation of 6302 feet (1921 m).[1]

Andover was named by a railroad official for his hometown of Andover, Massachusetts.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Andover, California
  2. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 443. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.