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Pilot Knob
Elevation 876 feet (267 m) NAVD 88 [1]
Location Imperial County, California. USA
Coordinates 32°43′53.77″N 114°44′59.80″W / 32.7316028°N 114.749944°W / 32.7316028; -114.749944Coordinates: 32°43′53.77″N 114°44′59.80″W / 32.7316028°N 114.749944°W / 32.7316028; -114.749944 [1]
Topo map USGS Yuma West

Pilot Knob (also, Avie Quah-la-Altwa, Ha-bee-co-la-la, and San Pablo) is a peak in Imperial County, California.[2] Pilot Knob is located 8 miles (13 km) southeast of Ogilby,[3] It rises to an elevation of 876 feet (267 m).[1]

When Juan Bautista de Anza sighted the peak in 1774 he named it Cerro de San Pablo.[3] The Saint Thomas Yuma Indian Mission was located 8 miles (13 km) to the east.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "West Pilot". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2009-08-16.  
  2. ^ "Pilot Knob". Geographic Names Information System. U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-08-16.  
  3. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 1455. ISBN 9781884995149.  

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