Gest, California

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Gest is a former settlement in Lassen County, California.[1] It was located 8 miles (13 km) north of Chats.[1]

A post office operated at Gest from 1893 to 1895, moving in 1894.[1] The name honored Erasmus Gest, an official with the Nevada–California–Oregon Railway.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 364. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.