Capetown, California

Capetown is a locality in Humboldt County, California. It is located on the Bear River 3 miles northeast of Cape Mendocino, at an elevation of 49 feet. The Gas Jet post office operated from 1868 to 1876. The name referred to escaping gas from an oil well. The False Cape post office opened in 1870, changed the name to Capetown in 1879, and close…
Capetown is a locality in Humboldt County, California. It is located on the Bear River 3 miles northeast of Cape Mendocino, at an elevation of 49 feet. The Gas Jet post office operated from 1868 to 1876. The name referred to escaping gas from an oil well. The False Cape post office opened in 1870, changed the name to Capetown in 1879, and closed permanently in 1937.
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