Denverton, California

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Denverton, California
Denverton, California is located in California
Denverton, California
Denverton, California
Denverton, California is located in the United States
Denverton, California
Denverton, California
Coordinates: 38°13′29″N 121°53′51″W / 38.22472°N 121.89750°W / 38.22472; -121.89750Coordinates: 38°13′29″N 121°53′51″W / 38.22472°N 121.89750°W / 38.22472; -121.89750
CountryUnited States
10 ft (3 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
Area code(s)707
GNIS feature ID252662[1]

Denverton (formerly known as Nurse's Landing)[2] is an unincorporated community in Solano County, California, United States. The community is on California State Route 12 8 miles (13 km) east of Fairfield.[3]


Denverton was named after James W. Denver in 1858, who served as California Secretary of State from 1853 to 1855 and as a congressman for the district from 1855 to 1857.[2] Its former name of Nurse's Landing was named after Dr. Stephen K. Nurse.[2]

The Denverton Post Office was established per the workings of Mr. S.K. Nurse in 1858, and Nurse was then appointed as its postmaster.[4]

In 1912, Denverton was referred to as a township in a history book written at that time.[5]


  1. ^ "Denverton". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ a b c Gudde, E.G. (1960). California Place Names: The Origin and Etymology of Current Geographical Names. University of California Press. p. 88. Retrieved August 14, 2020.
  3. ^ California Department of Transportation (2005). State Highway Map 2005 (Map). Retrieved June 5, 2019 – via David Rumsey Historical Map Collection. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Cushing, M.H. (1893). Story of Our Post Office: The Greatest Government Department in All Its Phases. A. M. Thayer & Company. p. 466. Retrieved August 14, 2020.
  5. ^ Gregory, T. (1912). History of Solano and Napa Counties, California, with Biographical Sketches of the Leading Men and Women of the Counties who Have Been Identified with Its Growth and Development from the Early Days to the Present Time. Historic Record Company. p. 60. Retrieved August 14, 2020.