Dyerville, California

Dyerville, California is a former settlement in Humboldt County, California. It was located at an elevation of 246 ft on the northwest bank of the Eel River confluence with the South Fork Eel River 3 miles (4.8 km) west of Camp Grant.[1] Earliest known development at Dyerville was the operation of a ferry in the 1870s.[2] Dyerville had its own post office from April 17, 1890 to November 30, 1933, when it was moved to South Fork.[3]

Dyerville was a stagecoach stop, a shipping port, and a crossroads town that played an important role in the early settlement of this redwood area. It was completely destroyed by the flood of 1955. [4]

References

  1. USGS Map Name: Weott, CA; N40° 21' 19" W123° 55' 33
  2. Hawk, Diane (2004). Touring the old redwood highway : Humboldt County. Arcata, Calif.: Hawk Mountaintop Pub. p. 80. ISBN 0-9672162-4-9.
  3. Frickstad, Walter N., A Century of California Post Offices 1848-1954, Philatelic Research Society, Oakland, CA. 1955, pp 40-49.
  4. Humboldt Redwoods State Park Avenue of the Giants Auto Tour Brochure


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