Towle, California

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Unincorporated community
Towle is located in California
Towle is located in the US
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°12′15″N 120°47′57″W / 39.20417°N 120.79917°W / 39.20417; -120.79917Coordinates: 39°12′15″N 120°47′57″W / 39.20417°N 120.79917°W / 39.20417; -120.79917
Country  United States
State  California
County Placer County
Elevation[1] 3,694 ft (1,126 m)

Towle (formerly, Towles)[2] is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California.[1] Towle is located on the Southern Pacific Railroad, 2 miles (3.2 km) east of Dutch Flat.[2] It lies at an elevation of 3694 feet (1126 m).[1]

The name honors George and Allen Towle, local lumbermen.[2] The Towle post office operated from 1891 to 1935.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Towle, 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. 599. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.