Fouts Springs, California

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Coordinates: 39°21′12″N 122°39′54″W / 39.35333°N 122.66500°W / 39.35333; -122.66500

Fouts Springs
Fouts Springs is located in California
Fouts Springs
Fouts Springs
Location in California
Fouts Springs is located in the United States
Fouts Springs
Fouts Springs
Fouts Springs (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°21′12″N 122°39′54″W / 39.35333°N 122.66500°W / 39.35333; -122.66500
CountryUnited States
CountyColusa County
Elevation1,713 ft (522 m)

Fouts Springs is a set of springs that was became a resort in the 19th century in Colusa County, California.[2] It lies at an elevation of 1713 feet (522 m). It is best known for being the headquarters of the New Tribes Mission. The post office was established in 1882, closed in 1913, reopened in 1945, closed again in 1947, reopened in 1950 and closed for good in 1956.[3] The place is named for John F. Fouts who discovered the springs here in 1873.[3] The springs supported a resort capable of hosting 150 guests that operated here in the early part of the 20th century.[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Fouts Springs, California
  2. ^ Waring 1915, p. 205.
  3. ^ 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. 487. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.

Reference bibliography[edit]

  • Waring, Gerald Ashley (1915). Springs of California. U.S. Geological Survey Water Supply Paper. 338. U.S. Government Printing Office. doi:10.3133/wsp338.