Silsbee, California

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Silsbee is a former settlement in Imperial County, California.[1] It was located 6 miles (10 km) west-southwest of El Centro.[1]

A post office operated at Silsbee from 1902 to 1909.[1] The name honors Thomas Silsbee, rancher.[1] The town was destroyed by an overflow of the Colorado River.[1]


  1. ^ 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. 1417. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.