Powellton, California

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Coordinates: 39°55′44″N 121°34′21″W / 39.92889°N 121.57250°W / 39.92889; -121.57250

Powellton
Powellton is located in California
Powellton
Powellton
Location in California
Powellton is located in the United States
Powellton
Powellton
Powellton (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°55′44″N 121°34′21″W / 39.92889°N 121.57250°W / 39.92889; -121.57250
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyButte County
Elevation3,622 ft (1,104 m)

Powellton was an unincorporated community in Butte County, California, USA. It lies at an elevation of 3,622 feet (1,104 m). The place is named for R.P. Powell who arrived in 1853.[2] Originally Powell's Ranch, it was renamed when a post office was established in 1872; the office closed in 1906.[3][2] It was a center of lumber production in its heyday, but nothing remains at the site.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Powellton, California
  2. ^ 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. 295. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. ^ a b Wells, By Harry Laurenz; Gilbert, Frank T.; Chambers, W. L. (1882). History of Butte County, California. San Francisco: Harry L. Wells. pp. 259–260. Retrieved 2020-06-08.