Ralston, California

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Former settlement
Ralston is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°00′18″N 120°40′34″W / 39.00500°N 120.67611°W / 39.00500; -120.67611Coordinates: 39°00′18″N 120°40′34″W / 39.00500°N 120.67611°W / 39.00500; -120.67611
Country  United States
State  California
County Placer County
Elevation[1] 3,599 ft (1,097 m)

Ralston is a former settlement in Placer County, California.[1] Ralston is located 4 miles (6.4 km) southeast of Michigan Bluff.[2] It lay at an elevation of 3599 feet (1097 m).[1]

The name honors William C. Ralston, who owned the Ralston mine at the site.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ralston, 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. 543. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.