Clipper Gap, California

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Clipper Gap
Unincorporated community
Clipper Gap is located in California
Clipper Gap
Clipper Gap
Location in California
Clipper Gap is located in the US
Clipper Gap
Clipper Gap
Clipper Gap (the US)
Coordinates: 38°58′10″N 121°01′03″W / 38.96944°N 121.01750°W / 38.96944; -121.01750Coordinates: 38°58′10″N 121°01′03″W / 38.96944°N 121.01750°W / 38.96944; -121.01750
Country  United States
State  California
County Placer County
Elevation[1] 1,676 ft (511 m)

Clipper Gap (also, Clippergap)[2] is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California.[1] Clipper Gap is located 6 miles (9.7 km) north-northeast of Auburn.[2] It lies at an elevation of 1676 feet (511 m).[1]

The Clipper Gap post office opened in 1866, changed its name to Clippergap in 1894, reverted its name to Clipper Gap in 1950, and closed for good in 1960.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Clipper Gap, 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. 467. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.