Iceland, California

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Former settlement
Iceland is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°22′32″N 120°01′30″W / 39.37556°N 120.02500°W / 39.37556; -120.02500Coordinates: 39°22′32″N 120°01′30″W / 39.37556°N 120.02500°W / 39.37556; -120.02500
Country  United States
State  California
County Nevada County
Elevation[1] 5,407 ft (1,648 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)

Iceland, also known as Cuba, was a former settlement in Nevada County, California, located between Boca and the Nevada state line.[2] The region is situated by the Truckee River,[3] 9 mi (14 km) from Truckee.

It had a post office during the period of 1897 to 1923,[4] and also a Southern Pacific Railroad station was established about 1902.[3][5]

Iceland got its name because of the ice that was cut and stored there.[6] Several main ice companies dominated the area. The Mountain Ice Company, the People's Ice Company, the Union Ice Company, and the Floriston Ice Company.[7]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Iceland, California
  2. ^ "NEVADA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA". Retrieved 2009-06-01. 
  3. ^ a b Water-supply Paper. Geological Survey (U.S.). G.P.O. 1919. pp. 219–220. 
  4. ^ Tharp, Don. "Nevada County, California Post Offices and Communities Past and Present". Retrieved 2009-06-01. 
  5. ^ Gudde, Erwin G. (1998). California place names : the origin and etymology of current geographical names (4th ed., rev. and enl. ed.). Berkeley: University of California Press. p. 175. ISBN 0520213165. 
  6. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 501. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  7. ^

External links[edit]