Genevra, California

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Coordinates: 39°04′12″N 122°05′30″W / 39.07000°N 122.09167°W / 39.07000; -122.09167

Genevra
Genevra is located in California
Genevra
Genevra
Location in California
Genevra is located in the United States
Genevra
Genevra
Genevra (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°04′12″N 122°05′30″W / 39.07000°N 122.09167°W / 39.07000; -122.09167
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyColusa County
Elevation98 ft (30 m)

Genevra (formerly, Berlin and Genevra Station) is an unincorporated community in Colusa County, California. It lies at an elevation of 98 feet (30 m). The place was named Berlin in the 1870s by officials of the Southern Pacific Railroad on whose tracks it was established.[2] The post office was established in 1876, and renamed from Berlin to Genevra during World War I;[3] the post office closed in 1934.[2][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Genevra, California
  2. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 490. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. ^ "Berlin, Colusa County, Beat Other Berlins to Punch by 26 Years". The Sacramento Bee. October 17, 1944. p. 11. Retrieved December 1, 2020.
  4. ^ Gudde, Erwin Gustav (1960). California Place Names. p. 119. Retrieved December 1, 2020.