Scranton, California

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Unincorporated community
Scranton is located in California
Scranton is located in the US
Location in California
Coordinates: 36°27′07″N 116°30′13″W / 36.45194°N 116.50361°W / 36.45194; -116.50361Coordinates: 36°27′07″N 116°30′13″W / 36.45194°N 116.50361°W / 36.45194; -116.50361
Country United States
State California
County Inyo County
Elevation[1] 2,234 ft (681 m)

Scranton is an unincorporated community in the Amargosa Valley and Amargosa Desert, in Inyo County, eastern California.[1]

The settlement was named after Scranton, Pennsylvania.[2]


Scranton was located on the former Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad line, at an elevation of 2234 feet (681 m). It is 13 miles (21 km) northeast of Ryan, a former mining town in the Amargosa Mountains,.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Scranton, 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. 1200. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.