Signal Port, California

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Signal Port
Former settlement
Signal Port is located in California
Signal Port
Signal Port
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°49′45″N 123°36′56″W / 38.82917°N 123.61556°W / 38.82917; -123.61556Coordinates: 38°49′45″N 123°36′56″W / 38.82917°N 123.61556°W / 38.82917; -123.61556
Country United States
State California
County Mendocino County
Elevation[1] 108 ft (33 m)

Signal Port (also, Hardscratch[1] and Signal[2]) is a former settlement in Mendocino County, California.[1] It was located near the mouth of Signal Creek 3.5 miles (5.6 km) northwest of Fish Rock,[2] at an elevation of 108 feet (33 m).[1]

The Signal post office operated for a time in 1882.[2] The Signal Port post office operated from 1888 to 1890.[2] The name refers to signals given ships waiting to load lumber at the site.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Signal Port, 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. 143. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.