Nichols, California

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Nichols
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°02′29″N121°59′17″W / 38.04139°N 121.98806°W / 38.04139; -121.98806 Coordinates: 38°02′29″N121°59′17″W / 38.04139°N 121.98806°W / 38.04139; -121.98806 [1]
Country United States
State California
County Contra Costa County
Elevation
[1]
62 ft (19 m)
GNIS ID [1] [2] 1659765
FIPS code [1] [2] 06-51322

Nichols is an unincorporated community in Contra Costa County, California, United States. [1] It is on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad 5.5 miles (9 km) west of Pittsburg, [3] at an elevation of 62 feet (19 m). [1] The place is named for William H. Nichols, president of the General Chemical Company of New York, which built in 1909 a plant here to produce fertilizer and a number of other chemicals for industrial use. [3] In 1921, General Chemical became a division of Nichols's Allied Chemical, later Allied Corporation.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "Nichols (Contra Costa County, California)". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved May 11, 2014.
  2. 1 2 "FIPS55 Data: California". FIPS55 Data . United States Geological Survey. February 23, 2006. Archived from the original on June 18, 2006. Retrieved May 11, 2014.External link in |work= (help)
  3. 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. 672. ISBN   1-884995-14-4.