Electra, California

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Coordinates: 38°19′56″N 120°40′17″W / 38.33222°N 120.67139°W / 38.33222; -120.67139

Electra
Former settlement
Electra is located in California
Electra
Electra
Electra is located in the US
Electra
Electra
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°19′56″N 120°40′17″W / 38.33222°N 120.67139°W / 38.33222; -120.67139
Country United States
State California
County Amador County
Elevation[1] 755 ft (230 m)

Electra (formerly, Whites Bar)[2] is a former settlement in Amador County, California. It lay on the north bank of the Mokelumne River,[2] at an elevation of 755 feet (230 m). Its name came from a nearby electric generating facility.[2]

A post office operated at Electra from 1900 to 1923.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Electra, California
  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. 481. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 

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