Whitney, California

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For the former settlement in Inyo County, see Lone Pine Station, California.
Unincorporated community
Whitney is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°50′01″N 121°18′25″W / 38.83361°N 121.30694°W / 38.83361; -121.30694Coordinates: 38°50′01″N 121°18′25″W / 38.83361°N 121.30694°W / 38.83361; -121.30694
Country  United States
State  California
County Placer County
Elevation[1] 131 ft (40 m)

Whitney is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California.[1] Whitney is located on the Southern Pacific Railroad, 6 miles (9.7 km) north-northwest of Roseville.[2] It lies at an elevation of 131 feet (40 m).[1]

The name honors a local rancher, Joel Parker Whitney.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Whitney, California
  2. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 576. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.