Stafford, Humboldt County, California

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Coordinates: 40°27′14″N 124°03′13″W / 40.45389°N 124.05361°W / 40.45389; -124.05361

Unincorporated community
Stafford is located in California
Stafford is located in the US
Location in California
Coordinates: 40°27′14″N 124°03′13″W / 40.45389°N 124.05361°W / 40.45389; -124.05361
Country United States
State California
County Humboldt County
Elevation[1] 138 ft (42 m)

Stafford (formerly, Brown's Mill and Brown's Camp)[2] is an unincorporated community in Humboldt County, California.[1] It is located on the south bank of the Eel River 3 miles (4.8 km) southeast of Scotia,[2] at an elevation of 138 feet (42 m).[1]

The town was founded in 1895 or 1896; the name honors Judge Cyrus G. Stafford.[2] The name "Brown" honors Percy Brown, lumber mill owner.[2] 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.[3]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Stafford, Humboldt County, California
  2. ^ a b c d 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. 
  3. ^ Hawk, Diane (2004). Touring the old redwood highway : Humboldt County. Arcata, Calif.: Hawk Mountaintop Pub. p. 96. ISBN 0-9672162-4-9.