Iaqua, California

Iaqua (also, Jaqua) is a former settlement in Humboldt County, California.[1] It was located 5.5 miles (8.9 km) south of Kneeland.[1]

Camp or Fort Iaqua, a military post operational from August 5, 1863 to 1866 was located on Yeager Creek about 18 miles east of the mouth of the Eel River,[2] is located on Iaqua Creek 4 miles (6.4 km) south-southeast of Iaqua.[1]

The Jaqua post office opened in 1880, and changed its name to Iaqua later that year.[1] The post office closed in 1903, re-opened in 1909, and closed for good in 1920.[1]

As of 1873, a school was in operation at Iaqua.[3] It later merged with the Kneeland School.[3]


  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. 89. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  2. Colonel Herbert M. Hart, USMC (retired), Historic California Posts: Fort Iaqua (Camp Jaqua, Camp Iaqua), Pioneer Forts of the Far West, The California State Military Museum, 1965
  3. Kneeland School History

40°37′9.49″N 123°51′31.17″W

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