Cordelia, California

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A train sits behind the Old Town Cordelia sign in Cordelia, California
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
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountySolano
Metro areaSan Francisco Bay Area
Elevation23 ft (7 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
Area code707
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 Fire Station in Cordelia, California

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]

Thompson's Corner Store in Cordelia, California

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.