Burlington, California

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Burlington (formerly, Tighe and Green's Camp[1]) is an locality[1] in Humboldt County, California. It is located 1 mile (1.6 km) southeast of Weott,[1] at an elevation of 177 feet (54 m).[2]

History[edit]

The name of Burlington uses a combination of the San Francisco peninsula communities of Atherton and Burlingame. L. L. Chapman, a Stanford graduate and businessman who had extensive business ties to the region, sought to make the region affluent, hence the name.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 30. ISBN 978-1-884995-14-9. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Burlington
  3. ^ Turner, Dennis W.; Turner, Gloria H. (2010). Place Names of Humboldt County, California: A Compendium 1542-2009. Orangevale, CA: Dennis W. & Gloria H. Turner. p. 43. ISBN 978-0-9629617-2-4. 

Coordinates: 40°18′31″N 123°54′33″W / 40.30861°N 123.90917°W / 40.30861; -123.90917