Fredericksburg, California

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Coordinates: 38°49′44″N 119°47′13″W / 38.82889°N 119.78694°W / 38.82889; -119.78694

Fredericksburg
Unincorporated community
Fredericksburg is located in California
Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°49′44″N 119°47′13″W / 38.82889°N 119.78694°W / 38.82889; -119.78694
Country United States
State California
County Alpine County
Elevation[1] 5,072 ft (1,546 m)
Population 72

Fredericksburg (also, Frederickburg and Fredricksburg) is an unincorporated community in Alpine County, California. It is located 4 miles (6.4 km) north-northeast of Woodfords,[2] at an elevation of 5072 feet (1546 m).

The town developed in the 1860s.[2] A post office operated at Fredericksburg from 1898 to 1911.[2]

Name[edit]

The town was started in 1864 and may have been named for Frederick Frevert, who operated a sawmill nearby.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Fredericksburg, 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. 1165. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ Gudde, Erwin G. (1998). California place names : the origin and etymology of current geographical names (4th ed., rev. and enl. ed.). Berkeley: University of California Press. p. 137. ISBN 0520213165.