Baumberg, California

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Baumberg
Baumberg is located in California
Baumberg
Baumberg
Location in California
Baumberg is located in the United States
Baumberg
Baumberg
Baumberg (the United States)
Coordinates: 37°37′15″N 122°06′01″W / 37.62083°N 122.10028°W / 37.62083; -122.10028Coordinates: 37°37′15″N 122°06′01″W / 37.62083°N 122.10028°W / 37.62083; -122.10028
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyAlameda County
Elevation16 ft (5 m)

Baumberg (formerly, Arff Station, Baumberg Station,[2] and Arff[3]) is an unincorporated community in Alameda County, California, adjacent to Hayward. It is located on the Southern Pacific Railroad 7 miles (11 km) north-northwest of downtown Newark,[3] at an elevation of 16 feet (4.9 m).

The original name of the place was Arff, which was bestowed in 1877 by the South Pacific Coast Railroad for Frederic Danieh Arff who settled here in 1856.[3] Southern Pacific changed the name to Baumberg (from Baumberger's Salt Works) when it bought out South Pacific Coast in 1887.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Baumberg". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ All "Baumberg". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  3. ^ 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. 599. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.

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