Fruitland, California

Fruitland (formerly Elk Prairie)[2] is an unincorporated community in Humboldt County, California.[1] It is located 6 miles (10 kilometers) east-southeast of Weott,[2] at an elevation of 1,004 feet (306 m).[1]

Location in California
Fruitland (the United States)
Coordinates: 40°17′45″N 123°49′31″W
CountryUnited States
CountyHumboldt County
Elevation1,004 ft (306 m)

A post office operated at Fruitland from 1890 to 1934.[2] The first settlers of Fruitland were a colony of immigrants from the Netherlands who planted orchards[2] sponsored by David Page Cutten, the namesake of Cutten, CA, approximately 37 mi (60 km) northwest of Fruitland. The isolation of this colony in a time when there was little adequate long-distance transportation ultimately led to the dissolution of the colony's fruit market.[3]


  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Fruitland, California
  2. Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 64. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. Turner, Dennis W.; Turner, Gloria H. (2010). Place Names of Humboldt County, California (2nd ed.). Orangevale, CA: Dennis W. & Gloria H. Turner. p. 104. ISBN 978-0-9629617-2-4.

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