Chloride City, California

Chloride City, California
Chloride City
—  Ghost town  —
Chloride City is located in California
Chloride City
Location in California
Coordinates: 36°42′24″N 116°52′56″W / 36.70667°N 116.88222°W / 36.70667; -116.88222Coordinates: 36°42′24″N 116°52′56″W / 36.70667°N 116.88222°W / 36.70667; -116.88222
Country United States
State California
County Inyo County
Elevation[1] 4,770 ft (1,454 m)

Chloride City is a ghost town in Inyo County, California.[1] It is located 8.5 miles (14 km) north-northeast of Beatty Junction,[2] at an elevation of 4770 feet (1454 m).[1] The former settlement now lies within the bounds of Death Valley National Park.

The town was established in 1905 when the Bullfrog, Nevada, gold discovery brought people into the area. The ghost town contains numerous adits, dumps and the grave of James McKay, of whom nothing is known. The town also holds the remains of three stamp mills.[3]

See also


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Chloride City, California
  2. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 1154. ISBN 9781884995149. 
  3. ^ Death Valley Ghost Towns: National Park Service.

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