Shands, California

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Former settlement
Shands is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°25′31″N 120°46′51″W / 39.42528°N 120.78083°W / 39.42528; -120.78083Coordinates: 39°25′31″N 120°46′51″W / 39.42528°N 120.78083°W / 39.42528; -120.78083
Country United States
State California
CountyNevada County
Elevation4,636 ft (1,413 m)

Shands is a former settlement in Nevada County, California. Shands is located 2.5 miles (4.0 km) west-southwest of Graniteville.[2] Situated at an elevation of 4,636 ft (1,413 m) above sea level,[1] it still appeared on maps as of 1902.[1]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Shands, California
  2. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 554. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.