Stafford, Humboldt County, California
|Elevation||138 ft (42 m)|
Stafford (formerly, Brown's Mill and Brown's Camp) is an unincorporated community in Humboldt County, California. It is located on the south bank of the Eel River 3 miles (4.8 km) southeast of Scotia, at an elevation of 138 feet (42 m).
The town was founded in 1895 or 1896; the name honors Judge Cyrus G. Stafford. The name "Brown" honors Percy Brown, lumber mill owner. An attraction in the area was the Stafford Inn, a converted bunk house from Brown's mill. The inn was destroyed in a flood in 1964.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Stafford, Humboldt County, California
- Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 150. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
- Hawk, Diane (2004). Touring the old redwood highway : Humboldt County. Arcata, Calif.: Hawk Mountaintop Pub. p. 96. ISBN 0-9672162-4-9.
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