Lander Crossing, California

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Lander Crossing
Unincorporated community
Lander Crossing is located in California
Lander Crossing
Lander Crossing
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°04′09″N 120°58′43″W / 39.06917°N 120.97861°W / 39.06917; -120.97861Coordinates: 39°04′09″N 120°58′43″W / 39.06917°N 120.97861°W / 39.06917; -120.97861
Country  United States
State  California
County Placer County
Elevation[1] 2,300 ft (701 m)

Lander Crossing (also, Lander)[2] is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California.[1] Lander Crossing is located on the Southern Pacific Railroad, 2.5 miles (4.0 km) south-southwest of Colfax.[2] It lies at an elevation of 2300 feet (701 m).[1]

The name honors Frederick West Lander, superintendent for the wagon road in 1858.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lander Crossing, California
  2. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 511. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.