Port Kenyon, California

Port Kenyon is an unincorporated community in Humboldt County, California.[1] It is located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) northwest of Ferndale,[2] at an elevation of 13 feet (4 m).[1]

Port Kenyon
1876 hypothetical plat map showing relative wharf location
Port Kenyon
Location in California
Port Kenyon
Port Kenyon (the United States)
Coordinates: 40°35′42″N 124°16′47″W
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyHumboldt County
Elevation13 ft (4 m)

A post office operated at Port Kenyon from 1886 to 1899 and from 1903 to 1913.[2] The town was founded by John Gardner Kenyon in 1876.[2] After silting of the Salt River and repeated flooding, the port declined in the 1890s.[2]

See also

References

  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Port Kenyon, 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. 125. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.


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