Asylum, California

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Unincorporated community
Asylum is located in California
Asylum is located in the US
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°08′01″N 123°12′02″W / 39.13361°N 123.20056°W / 39.13361; -123.20056Coordinates: 39°08′01″N 123°12′02″W / 39.13361°N 123.20056°W / 39.13361; -123.20056
Country United States
State California
County Mendocino County
Elevation[1] 607 ft (185 m)

Asylum is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California.[1] It is located on the Northwestern Pacific Railroad just south of Ukiah,[2] at an elevation of 607 feet (185 m).[1]

Asylum has been noted for its unusual place name.[3]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Asylum, California
  2. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 10. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ Thompson, George E. (1 July 2009). You Live Where?: Interesting and Unusual Facts about where We Live. iUniverse. p. 10. ISBN 978-1-4401-3421-0.