Nichols, California

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A freight train in Nichols in 1980
A freight train in Nichols in 1980
Nichols is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°02′29″N 121°59′17″W / 38.04139°N 121.98806°W / 38.04139; -121.98806Coordinates: 38°02′29″N 121°59′17″W / 38.04139°N 121.98806°W / 38.04139; -121.98806[1]
CountryUnited States
CountyContra Costa County
Elevation62 ft (19 m)
GNIS ID[1][2]1659765
FIPS code[1][2]06-51322

Nichols is an unincorporated community in Contra Costa County, California, United States.[1] It is on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad 5.5 miles (9 km) west of Pittsburg,[3] at an elevation of 62 feet (19 m).[1] The place is named for William H. Nichols, who was a landowner here.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Nichols (Contra Costa County, California)". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved May 11, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "FIPS55 Data: California". FIPS55 Data. United States Geological Survey. February 23, 2006. Archived from the original on June 18, 2006. Retrieved May 11, 2014. External link in |work= (help)
  3. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 672. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.