Deep Springs, California

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Deep Springs
Unincorporated community
Deep Springs is located in California
Deep Springs
Deep Springs
Location in California
Coordinates: 37°22′18″N 117°59′06″W / 37.37167°N 117.98500°W / 37.37167; -117.98500Coordinates: 37°22′18″N 117°59′06″W / 37.37167°N 117.98500°W / 37.37167; -117.98500
Country United States
State California
County Inyo County
Elevation[1] 5,194 ft (1,583 m)

Deep Springs (formerly, Deep Spring) is an unincorporated community in Inyo County, California.[1] It is located in the northeastern section of Deep Springs Valley, 22 miles (35 km) east of Bishop,[2] 2.6 km (1.6 mi) north of Soldier Pass, and 6.4 km (4 mi) southwest of Chocolate Mountain (formerly Piper Mountain),[3] at an elevation of 5194 feet (1583 m).[1]

Deep Springs College is located in Deep Springs Valley, although not at the site of the springs. The Deep Springs post office operated from 1881 to 1883[2] and from 1920 to 1953.[2] The springs, after which the town was named, are now called Buckhorn Springs.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Deep Springs". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1159. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ "Chocolate Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.