White Horse, California

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White Horse
Unincorporated community
White Horse is located in California
White Horse
White Horse
White Horse is located in the US
White Horse
White Horse
Location in California
Coordinates: 41°18′40″N 121°23′54″W / 41.31111°N 121.39833°W / 41.31111; -121.39833Coordinates: 41°18′40″N 121°23′54″W / 41.31111°N 121.39833°W / 41.31111; -121.39833
Country United States
State California
County Modoc County
Elevation[1] 4,423 ft (1,348 m)

White Horse (also, Whitehorse and Kinyon)[2] is an unincorporated community in Modoc County, California.[1] It is located on the former Great Northern Railway Hambone Line, off the Bieber Line, that connected with the McCloud River Railroad. 25 miles (40 km) west-northwest of Adin,[2] 0.7 miles (1.1 km) east of Whitehorse Flat Reservoir and 47 miles (76 km) west-southwest of Alturas, at an elevation of 4423 feet (1348 m).[1]

The White Horse post office opened in 1930, changed its name to Kinyon in 1952, and closed in 1964.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: White Horse, 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. 429. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.