Hammonton, California

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Coordinates: 39°11′35″N 121°25′15″W / 39.19306°N 121.42083°W / 39.19306; -121.42083

Unincorporated community
Hammonton is located in California
Location in California
Hammonton is located in the US
Hammonton (the US)
Coordinates: 39°11′35″N 121°25′15″W / 39.19306°N 121.42083°W / 39.19306; -121.42083
Country United States
State California
County Yuba County
Elevation[1] 131 ft (40 m)

Hammonton (formerly, Dredgertown and Dredgerville)[2] is an unincorporated community in Yuba County, California. It is located 3.5 miles (5.6 km) south of Browns Valley,[2] at an elevation of 131 feet (40 m).

A post office operated at Hammonton from 1906 to 1957.[2] The original name was due to gold dredging which took place in the nearby Yuba Goldfields. The current name is in honor of W.P. Hammon, gold-dredging company official.[2]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hammonton, California
  2. ^ 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. 496. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.