Eckley, California

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Coordinates: 38°03′14″N122°12′10″W / 38.05389°N 122.20278°W / 38.05389; -122.20278

Eckley
Former settlement
Amtrak train 5 at Eckley, July 1971.jpg
The City of San Francisco at Eckley in 1971
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Eckley
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°03′14″N122°12′10″W / 38.05389°N 122.20278°W / 38.05389; -122.20278
Country United States
State California
County Contra Costa County
Elevation
[1]
10 ft (3 m)

Eckley was a city in Contra Costa County, California, which served as a train-ferry landing for crossings of the Carquinez Strait prior to the opening of the Benicia-Martinez railroad bridge. It lay on the Southern Pacific Railroad 4.5 miles (7.2 km) northwest of Martinez, [2] at an elevation of 10 feet (3 m).

The place's name is in honor of Commodore John L. Eckley who established a yacht harbor at the cove here. [2]

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References

  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Eckley, California
  2. 1 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. 628. ISBN   1-884995-14-4.