Baxter, California

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Unincorporated community
Baxter is located in California
Location in California
Baxter is located in the US
Baxter (the US)
Coordinates: 39°12′47″N 120°46′52″W / 39.21306°N 120.78111°W / 39.21306; -120.78111Coordinates: 39°12′47″N 120°46′52″W / 39.21306°N 120.78111°W / 39.21306; -120.78111
Country  United States
State  California
County Placer
Elevation[1] 3,891 ft (1,186 m)

Baxter is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California.[1] Baxter is located 3 miles (4.8 km) east of Dutch Flat.[2] It lies at an elevation of 3891 feet (1186 m).[1]

The place originated as a travelers' rest stop.[2] The Baxter post office opened in 1935. The town was named for Rebecca Clark.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Baxter, California
  2. ^ 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. 447. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.