Laughlin, California

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Unincorporated community
Laughlin is located in California
Location in California
Laughlin is located in the US
Laughlin (the US)
Coordinates: 39°16′47″N 123°14′04″W / 39.27972°N 123.23444°W / 39.27972; -123.23444Coordinates: 39°16′47″N 123°14′04″W / 39.27972°N 123.23444°W / 39.27972; -123.23444
Country United States
State California
County Mendocino County
Elevation[1] 863 ft (263 m)

Laughlin is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California.[1] It is located on the Northwestern Pacific Railroad 7.5 miles (12 km) west-southwest of Potter Valley,[2] at an elevation of 863 feet (263 m).[1]

A post office operated at Laughlin for a time in 1892, and from 1903 to 1911.[2] The name honors James H. Laughlin, Jr., a landowner.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Laughlin, 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. 91. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.