Crater, California

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Unincorporated community
Crater is located in California
Crater is located in the US
Location in California
Coordinates: 37°12′58″N 117°41′14″W / 37.21611°N 117.68722°W / 37.21611; -117.68722Coordinates: 37°12′58″N 117°41′14″W / 37.21611°N 117.68722°W / 37.21611; -117.68722
Country United States
State California
County Inyo County
Elevation[1] 5,305 ft (1,617 m)

Crater is an unincorporated community in Inyo County, California.[1] It is located in the Last Chance Range 19 miles (31 km) northwest of Ubehebe Crater,[2] at an elevation of 5305 feet (1617 m).[1]

Crater has been noted for its unusual place name.[3]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Crater, 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. 1157. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ Thompson, George E. (1 July 2009). You Live Where?: Interesting and Unusual Facts about where We Live. iUniverse. p. 10. ISBN 978-1-4401-3421-0.