It was named for George Washington Lingo, an early settler. George Washington Lingo was a native of Randolph County, Missouri, where he was born on March 25, 1833, a son of Samuel Lingo, a Carolinian who came to Missouri by way of Tennessee.
- Gudde, Erwin G.; Bright, William (1949). California Place Names: The Origin and Etymology of Current Geographical Names. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, Ltd. p. 211. Retrieved 12 June 2010.
- Morrison, Annie L.; Haydon, John H. (1917). History of San Luis Obispo County and Environs, California, with Biographical Sketches of The Leading Men and Women of the County and Environs Who have been Identified with the Growth and Development of the Section from the Early Days to the Present. Los Angeles: Historic Record Company. pp. 699–700.
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