Schwaub, California

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Schwaub
Former settlement
Schwaub is located in California
Schwaub
Schwaub
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
Country United States
State California
County Inyo County
Elevation[1] 3,389 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] at an elevation of 3389 feet (1033 m).[1]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 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.