Vinton, California

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Vinton
Vinton is located in California
Vinton
Vinton
Location in California
Vinton is located in the United States
Vinton
Vinton
Vinton (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°48′16″N 120°10′42″W / 39.80444°N 120.17833°W / 39.80444; -120.17833Coordinates: 39°48′16″N 120°10′42″W / 39.80444°N 120.17833°W / 39.80444; -120.17833
Country United States
State California
CountyPlumas County
Elevation4,947 ft (1,508 m)
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Vinton, California

Vinton is an unincorporated community in Plumas County, California.[1] It lies at an elevation of 4,947 feet (1,508 m).[1] Vinton is located 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Chilcoot.[2]

For census purposes, Vinton is included in the census-designated place (CDP) of Chilcoot-Vinton.

The Vinton post office opened in 1897.[2] The name honors Vinton Bowen, daughter of a Sierra Valley Railway official.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Vinton, 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. 427. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.