Belfast, California

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Unincorporated community
Belfast is located in California
Belfast is located in the US
Location in California
Coordinates: 40°26′37″N 120°27′06″W / 40.44361°N 120.45167°W / 40.44361; -120.45167Coordinates: 40°26′37″N 120°27′06″W / 40.44361°N 120.45167°W / 40.44361; -120.45167
Country United States
State California
County Lassen County
Elevation[1] 4,134 ft (1,260 m)

Belfast is an unincorporated community in Lassen County, California.[1] It is located 5.5 miles (8.9 km) northwest of Litchfield,[2] at an elevation of 4134 feet (1260 m).[1]

The town was founded by Capt. Charles A. Merrill in 1880.[2] The name reflects Capt. Merrill's hometown of Belfast, Maine.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Belfast, 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. 355. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.