El Campo, California

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El Campo
El Campo is located in California
El Campo
El Campo
Location in California
El Campo is located in the United States
El Campo
El Campo
El Campo (the United States)
Coordinates: 37°53′51″N 122°27′55″W / 37.89750°N 122.46528°W / 37.89750; -122.46528Coordinates: 37°53′51″N 122°27′55″W / 37.89750°N 122.46528°W / 37.89750; -122.46528
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyMarin County
Elevation56 ft (17 m)

El Campo (also, Paradise Park)[2] is an unincorporated community in Marin County, California.[1] It is located 3 miles (4.8 km) south-southeast of Point San Quentin,[2] at an elevation of 56 feet (17 m).[1]

El Campo is derived from a Spanish phrase meaning "the flat country".[3] The settlement was started as a resort built by the San Francisco and North Pacific Railroad.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: El Campo, California
  2. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 628. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp. 116.