Schwaub, California

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Former settlement
Schwaub is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 36°30′20″N 116°43′25″W / 36.50556°N 116.72361°W / 36.50556; -116.72361Coordinates: 36°30′20″N 116°43′25″W / 36.50556°N 116.72361°W / 36.50556; -116.72361
CountryUnited States
CountyInyo County
Elevation3,389 ft (1,033 m)

Schwaub (also, Schwab)[2] is a former settlement in Inyo County, California.[1] It was located in the Funeral Mountains of Death Valley 12 miles (19 km) north of Ryan,[2]

In 1905, gold was discovered nearby, and the town was built.[2] The Schwab post office opened and closed in 1907.[2]

The town was named for Charles M. Schwab,[2] and had several saloons, a blacksmith, a boarding house, and a general store. However, the town was taken over by three women who drove out the town's saloons, and as a result, most of Schwab's men, leading to the eventual decline of the town. The Stray Horse mine, which served the workers who lived in Schwab, still stands today, along with several buildings of the town, and items such as cans and shattered glass.[3]


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Schwaub, 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. 1200. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. ^ "Schwab and Inyo Gold Mining Camp". Retrieved December 6, 2020.