Chloride City, California

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Chloride City
Ghost town
Chloride City is located in California
Chloride City
Chloride City
Location in California
Coordinates: 36°42′24″N 116°52′56″W / 36.70667°N 116.88222°W / 36.70667; -116.88222Coordinates: 36°42′24″N 116°52′56″W / 36.70667°N 116.88222°W / 36.70667; -116.88222
Country United States
State California
County Inyo County
Elevation[1] 4,770 ft (1,454 m)

Chloride City is a ghost town in Inyo County, California, USA.[1] It is located 8.5 miles (14 km) north-northeast of Beatty Junction,[2] at an elevation of 4,770 ft (1,450 m).[1] The former settlement is now in Death Valley National Park.

The town was established in 1905 when the Bullfrog, Nevada, gold discovery brought people into the area. The ghost town contains numerous adits, dumps, and the grave of James McKay, of whom nothing is known.[3] The town also holds the remains of three stamp mills.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Chloride City, California
  2. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1154. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ James McKay at Find a Grave
  4. ^ Death Valley Ghost Towns: National Park Service.