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Johnstonville
—  Unincorporated community  —
Johnstonville is located in California
Johnstonville
Location in California
Coordinates: 40°23′04″N 120°35′15″W / 40.38444°N 120.5875°W / 40.38444; -120.5875Coordinates: 40°23′04″N 120°35′15″W / 40.38444°N 120.5875°W / 40.38444; -120.5875
Country United States
State California
County Lassen County
Elevation [1] 4,131 ft (1,259 m)

Johnstonville (formerly, Toadtown) is an unincorporated community in Lassen County, California.[1] It is located 4.5 miles (7 km) east-southeast of Susanville,[2] at an elevation of 4131 feet (1259 m).[1]

The place was founded as Toadtown by settlers in 1857.[2] The name reflected the abundance of toads at the place.[2] A post office operated at Johnstonville from 1902 to 1943.[2] The name honors Robert Johnston, who helped develop the town.[2]

Notable residents

References

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: Johnstonville, California
  2. ^ a b c d e Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 389. ISBN 9781884995149.  
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