Loope, California

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Coordinates: 38°39′55″N 119°41′46″W / 38.66528°N 119.69611°W / 38.66528; -119.69611

Loope is located in California
Location in California
Loope is located in the United States
Loope (the United States)
Coordinates: 38°39′55″N 119°41′46″W / 38.66528°N 119.69611°W / 38.66528; -119.69611
CountryUnited States
CountyAlpine County, California
Elevation6,188 ft (1,886 m)

Loope (formerly, Loopeville and Monitor) is an unincorporated community in Alpine County, California. It is located on Monitor Creek,[2] at an elevation of 6188 feet (1886 m).

A post office operated at Monitor from 1863 to 1888.[2] The Loope post office operated from 1898 to 1908.[2]

The place was originally named from the nearby Monitor Mine, which in turn was named for the Civil War naval vessel.[2] It was renamed in honor of a Dr. Loope who resurrected the mining industry locally with the influx of investments from the east coast.[2]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Loope, California
  2. ^ a b c d e Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1180. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.

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