Furnace, California

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Unincorporated community
Furnace is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 36°11′25″N 116°39′50″W / 36.19028°N 116.66389°W / 36.19028; -116.66389Coordinates: 36°11′25″N 116°39′50″W / 36.19028°N 116.66389°W / 36.19028; -116.66389
Country United States
State California
County Inyo County

Furnace is a former settlement in Inyo County, California.[1] It was located 6.5 miles (10 km) north-northwest of Funeral Peak, in the Funeral Mountains.[1]

Patrick Clark founded the Furnace Creek Copper Company at the place in Death Valley.[1] Furnace was a boomtown by 1905, but deserted by 1907.[1] The Furnace post office operated from 1907 to 1908.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e 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.