Glenbrook, Nevada County, California

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Former settlement
Glenbrook is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°14′32″N 121°02′04″W / 39.24222°N 121.03444°W / 39.24222; -121.03444Coordinates: 39°14′32″N 121°02′04″W / 39.24222°N 121.03444°W / 39.24222; -121.03444
Country United States
State California
CountyNevada County
Elevation2,726 ft (831 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)

Glenbrook is a former settlement in Nevada County, California, located near Grass Valley.[2] It was listed on an official map as of 1949.[3]


In the late 1800s, the Shelton College and Nevada County Academy were located at Glenbrook.[4]

In 1887, Glenbrook became notable for the Glenbrook Park and Racetrack where the first outdoor sports event was lit by electricity.[5]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Glenbrook, Nevada County, California
  2. ^ "NEVADA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA". Archived from the original on 2009-01-06. Retrieved 2009-06-03.
  3. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 491.
  4. ^ Prospectus of the Shelton College and Nevada County Academy, located at Glenbrook, midway between Grass Valley and Nevada City, Nevada County, California, for the year 1889. 1889. OCLC 14569744.
  5. ^ Brower, Maria E. (2006). Gold Rush Towns of Nevada County. Arcadia Publishing. p. 124. ISBN 0-7385-4692-5.