Deadwood, Trinity County, California

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Deadwood
Deadwood is located in California
Deadwood
Deadwood
Coordinates: 40°43′10″N 122°44′01″W / 40.71944°N 122.73361°W / 40.71944; -122.73361Coordinates: 40°43′10″N 122°44′01″W / 40.71944°N 122.73361°W / 40.71944; -122.73361
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyTrinity
Elevation
2,835 ft (864 m)
GNIS feature ID1655958[1]

Deadwood is a ghost town in Trinity County, California.[1][2]

Namesake[edit]

Deadwood was named from adjacent forests of dead timber.[3]

History[edit]

The former town started around 1851 and lasted till the post office was closed in 1915. The post office was open from 1881-1915. [1]

In 1880 The brown bear mine was established in Deadwood. [2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Deadwood". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Deadwood, Trinity County, California from ghosttowns.com accessed on Jan. 2, 2014.
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp. 102.