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—  Former settlement  —
Chats is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°46′27″N 120°04′24″W / 39.77417°N 120.07333°W / 39.77417; -120.07333Coordinates: 39°46′27″N 120°04′24″W / 39.77417°N 120.07333°W / 39.77417; -120.07333
Country United States
State California
County Lassen County
Elevation [1] 4,810 ft (1,466 m)

Chats (also, Chat)[2] is a former settlement in Lassen County, California.[1] It was located on the Nevada-California-Oregon Railroad 2 miles (3.2 km) east-southeast of Beckwourth Pass and 3.5 miles (5.6 km) southeast of Summit,[2] at an elevation of 4810 feet (1466 m).[1] Chats still appeared on maps as of 1894.[1]

The Chat post office operated from 1885 to 1894, and from 1896 to 1900.[2] The name is of Native American origin.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: Chats, California
  2. ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 363-364. ISBN 9781884995149.  


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