Sloat, California

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Unincorporated community
Sloat is located in California
Sloat is located in USA
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°52′00″N 120°43′39″W / 39.86667°N 120.72750°W / 39.86667; -120.72750Coordinates: 39°52′00″N 120°43′39″W / 39.86667°N 120.72750°W / 39.86667; -120.72750
Country  United States
State  California
County Plumas County
Elevation[1] 4,131 ft (1,259 m)

Sloat is an unincorporated community in Plumas County, California.[1] It lies at an elevation of 4131 feet (1259 m).[1] Sloat is located on the Western Pacific Railroad, 8.5 miles (13.7 km) northwest of Blairsden.[2]

The place was named in 1910 to honor Commodore John D. Sloat.[2] The Sloat post office opened in 1914.[2] Sloat, California also is related to Sloatsburg, New York.


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sloat, California
  2. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 418. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
Union Pacific 3985 Westbound at Sloat, 2005