Cordelia, California

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Cordelia
Cordelia is located in California
Cordelia
Cordelia
Coordinates: 38°12′38″N 122°08′09″W / 38.21056°N 122.13583°W / 38.21056; -122.13583Coordinates: 38°12′38″N 122°08′09″W / 38.21056°N 122.13583°W / 38.21056; -122.13583
Country United States
State California
CountySolano
Metro areaSan Francisco Bay Area
Elevation23 ft (7 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
Area code(s)707
FIPS code06-00951
GNIS feature ID218147
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cordelia, California

Cordelia is an unincorporated community in Solano County, California, United States.[2] Cordelia is located at the junction of Interstate 80 and California State Route 12 and at the northern end of Interstate 680, 7 miles (11 km) west of Fairfield.

History[edit]

Cordelia was founded in 1853 by clipper ship captain Robert H. Waterman, and the community was initially named "Bridgeport", named after the town Bridgeport in Connecticut.[2] Around 1869, a post office was established, and the United States Post Office Department declared that a more unique name for the town should be chosen.[2] Waterman then named the town "Cordelia", after the first name of his wife.[2]

In 1880, the Wells Fargo agency was established in Cordelia.[2]

See also[edit]

  • Cordelia Slough – a 10.8-mile-long (17.4 km) tidal watercourse which discharges to the Suisun Slough, which in turn empties into Grizzly Bay in Solano County, California

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cordelia, California
  2. ^ a b c d e Gudde, E.G. (1960). California Place Names. University of California Press. p. 74. Retrieved July 16, 2020.