Cactus, California

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Coordinates: 32°51′44″N 114°53′49″W / 32.86222°N 114.89694°W / 32.86222; -114.89694

Unincorporated community
Cactus is located in California
Location in California
Cactus is located in the US
Cactus (the US)
Coordinates: 32°51′44″N 114°53′49″W / 32.86222°N 114.89694°W / 32.86222; -114.89694
Country United States
State California
County Imperial County
Elevation[1] 394 ft (120 m)

Cactus is an unincorporated community in Imperial County, California.[1] It is located on the Southern Pacific Railroad 4.5 miles (7.2 km) northwest of Ogilby,[2] at an elevation of 394 feet (120 m).[1]

A post office operated in Cactus for a time in 1883, and from 1885 to 1886.[2] Cactus was originally a railroad construction camp.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cactus, 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. 1400. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.