Berdan, California

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Berdan is a former settlement in Butte County, California, United States. It was located 8 miles (13 km) north of Forest Ranch, between Forest Ranch and Westbranch.[1] A post office operated in Berdan from 1909 to 1916.[1] The town was named for Myron G. Berdan, its first postmaster.[1] Berdan's economy was based on being a trading center for miners working the nearby mines.[2]


  1. ^ 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. 237. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  2. ^ Miller, Donald C. (1978). Ghost Towns of California. Boulder, Colorado: Pruett Publishing Company. p. 17. ISBN 0871085178.