Essex, Humboldt County, California

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Essex (formerly, Glen Essex[1]) is an locality[1] in Humboldt County, California. It is located on the Mad River 3.5 miles (5.6 km) northeast of Arcata,[1] at an elevation of 75 feet (23 m).[2]


A post office was established on May 29, 1902, merging with Blue Lake a year later.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 57. ISBN 978-1-884995-14-9. Retrieved 2012-01-06. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Essex
  3. ^ Turner, Dennis W. and Gloria H. (2010). Place Names of Humboldt County, California: A Compendium 1542-2009. Orangevale, CA: Denis W. & Gloria H. Turner. p. 86. ISBN 978-0-9629617-2-4. 

Coordinates: 40°54′21″N 124°02′07″W / 40.90583°N 124.03528°W / 40.90583; -124.03528