Brandy City, California

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Brandy City, California
Brandy City, California is located in California
Brandy City, California
Brandy City, California
Coordinates: 39°32′16″N 121°01′31″W / 39.53778°N 121.02528°W / 39.53778; -121.02528Coordinates: 39°32′16″N 121°01′31″W / 39.53778°N 121.02528°W / 39.53778; -121.02528
CountryUnited States
3,707 ft (1,130 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
Area code(s)530
GNIS feature ID1658126[1]

Brandy City, formerly known as Strychnine City, is an unincorporated community in Sierra County, California, United States, 7.5 miles (12.1 km) west of Goodyears Bar.[2]

The settlement is on Cherokee Creek, a tributary of the North Fork of the Yuba River. Gold was discovered there in 1850 and mined in the 19th century and again in the 1920s. There was a school, and until 1926 a post office.[3]

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  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 537. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. ^ Gudde, Erwin G.; Gudde, Elisabeth K. (ed.) (2009). California Gold Camps: A Geographical and Historical Dictionary of Camps, Towns, and Localities where Gold was Found and Mined, Wayside Stations and Trading Centers. Berkeley: University of California. p. 45. ISBN 9780520261440.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)