Donner, California

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Former community
Donner is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°18′59″N 120°19′56″W / 39.31639°N 120.33222°W / 39.31639; -120.33222Coordinates: 39°18′59″N 120°19′56″W / 39.31639°N 120.33222°W / 39.31639; -120.33222
Country  United States
State  California
County Placer County
Elevation[2] 7,021 ft (2,140 m)
Population (2016)
 • Total 0[1]

Donner is a former settlement in Placer County, California.[2] Donner was located on the Southern Pacific Railroad, 2 miles (3.2 km) east-southeast of Donner Pass.[3] Its site lies at an elevation of 7021 feet (2140 m).[2]

The Donner post office operated from 1882 to 1926.[3] The name honors the Donner Party.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Donner Pass Historical Association
  2. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Donner, California
  3. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 477. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.