Malakoff, California

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Former settlement
Malakoff is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°22′01″N 120°55′11″W / 39.36694°N 120.91972°W / 39.36694; -120.91972Coordinates: 39°22′01″N 120°55′11″W / 39.36694°N 120.91972°W / 39.36694; -120.91972
Country United States
State California
CountyNevada County
Elevation3,051 ft (930 m)

Malakoff (also, Malakoff Diggings)[2] is a former settlement in Nevada County, California.[1] It lay at an elevation of 3051 feet (930 m).[1] Malakoff is located 1.25 miles (2.0 km) west of North Bloomfield.[2]

Malakoff was a mining town, named for Malakoff tower, near Sebastopol, a name in the news during the Crimean War.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Malakoff, 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. 518-519. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.

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