Whitney, California

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For the former settlement in Inyo County, see Lone Pine Station, California.
Whitney
Unincorporated community
Whitney is located in California
Whitney
Whitney
Whitney is located in the US
Whitney
Whitney
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]

Whitney's Pyramid Tomb is located in Rocklin, California at 38°49′33″N 121°14′48″W / 38.825928°N 121.246666°W / 38.825928; -121.246666 and is accessible from Rocklin Monument Park from two approaches. The first if from the paved walking path of the park that begins in the cul-de-sac of Ketchikan Drive, and the second is from a footpath starting near the end of Hood Road and Sitka Drive in Rocklin, California.

References[edit]

  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.