Bancroft, California

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Bancroft is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 37°56′02″N 122°02′50″W / 37.93389°N 122.04722°W / 37.93389; -122.04722Coordinates: 37°56′02″N 122°02′50″W / 37.93389°N 122.04722°W / 37.93389; -122.04722
CountryUnited States
CountyContra Costa County
Elevation89 ft (27 m)
GNIS ID[1][2]1657994
FIPS code[1][2]06-03770

Bancroft,[1] formerly known as Hookston,[3] is an unincorporated community in Contra Costa County, California, United States.[1] It is located on the Sacramento Northern Railroad 2.25 miles (3.6 km) north-northeast of downtown Walnut Creek,[3] at an elevation of 89 feet (27 m).[1] With the name Hookston, the place was on the Oakland, Antioch and Eastern Railroad.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Bancroft (Contra Costa County, California)". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved May 10, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "FIPS55 Data: California". FIPS55 Data. United States Geological Survey. February 23, 2006. Archived from the original on June 18, 2006. Retrieved May 10, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 598. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.