Table Bluff, California

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Table Bluff is a locality[1] in Humboldt County, California. It is located adjacent to the Pacific Ocean 4.5 miles (7.2 km) south of Fields Landing,[1] at an elevation of 318 feet (97 m).[2]


The original hotel was built by pioneer Van Aerman in 1852. [3]

The historic Table Bluff Hotel

A post office operated at Table Bluff from 1861 to 1862, from 1867 to 1868, from 1870 to 1891, for a time in 1892, and from 1900 to 1901.[1] From 1892 to 1975 the Table Bluff Light was located on Table Bluff.[4] Table Bluff Rancheria of the Wiyot people is located on Table Bluff.[5]

Gospel Outreach was a Christian community that was situated at Table Bluff on "Lighthouse Ranch" located on a former Coast Guard Station.[6] From 1971 to the late 1980s many young people from the Jesus movement lived at the ranch.[7]

Notable residents[edit]

Seth Kinman ran the hotel/bar at Table Bluff for many years as well as owning a home there.[8] He and his family are buried in the Table Bluff Cemetery.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 154. ISBN 978-1-884995-14-9. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Table Bluff
  3. ^ Turner, Dennis & Gloria. Place Names of Humboldt County, California. Humboldt Room: Dennis W. & Gloria H. Turner. p. 229. ISBN 9780962961724. 
  4. ^ O'Hara, Susan Pritchard; Gregory Graves (21 August 1991). Saving California's Coast: Army Engineers at Oceanside and Humboldt Bay. The Arthur H. Clark Company. p. 277. 978-0870622014. 
  5. ^ "Table Bluff Reservation—Wiyot Tribe." United Indian health Services. Retrieved 29 Sept 2013.
  6. ^ "Lighthouse". Retrieved 28 May 2015. 
  7. ^ "The Lord's Land". Retrieved 28 May 2015. 
  8. ^ "SETH KINMAN.; THE PACIFIC COAST NIMROD WHO GIVES CHAIRS TO PRESIDENTS". New York Times. December 9, 1885. p. 10. Retrieved November 25, 2008. 

Coordinates: 40°39′29″N 124°12′59″W / 40.65806°N 124.21639°W / 40.65806; -124.21639