El Campo, California

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El Campo
Unincorporated community
El Campo is located in California
El Campo
El Campo
Location in California
El Campo is located in the US
El Campo
El Campo
El Campo (the US)
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
Country United States
State California
County Marin County
Elevation[1] 56 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. p. 116.