Gans, California

Gans (also, Gaus) is a former settlement in Humboldt County, California.[1] It was located 13 miles (21 km) south of Orick.[1] Latitude: 41.27623 Longitude: -124.00479

The Gaus post office opened in 1887, changed its name to Gans in 1888, moved several times, and closed for good in 1904.[1] It was named for George W. Gans, a local landowner.[1]


  1. Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 117. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.

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