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January

This column featured researching urban ghost towns.

 

SITE NAME

ELEV.

LATITUDE

LONGITUDE

TOWNSHIP/RANGE

Housing site west of LA International Airport.

100’ +/-

33.9387493

-118.4387755

T3S, R15W, SBM  (San Bernardino Meridian & Base Line)  Sections not noted in urban area

March Air Reserve Base (Riverside Co., CA)

1519’

33.8950177 / 33° 53’ 42” N

-117.2542061 / 117° 15’ 15” W

S½ Sec 13, 14, E½ Sec 23, all Sec 24, 25, 36, T3S, R4W, SBM

 

February

This column featured the Salton Sea area of Riverside and Imperial Counties, California.

 

SITE NAME

ELEV.

LATITUDE

LONGITUDE

TOWNSHIP/RANGE

Benson Landing (Imperial Co.)

-233’

33.1034057

-115.7529831

S½ Sec line btw Sec 19/20, T12S, R12E, SBM  (San Bernardino Meridian & Base Line)

Bernice (Imperial Co.)

-171’

33.1072628 / 33° 06’ 26” N

-115.5091537 / 115° 30’ 33” W

W-Ctr of SWΌ Sec 22, T12S, R14E, SBM

Bertram (Imperial Co.)

-187’

33.3783658 / 33° 22’ 42” N (NW)

33.3736438 / 33° 22’ 25” N (SE)

-115.7833277 / 115° 47’ 00” W (NW)

-115.7763831 / 115° 46’ 35” W (SE)

Sec 24, T9S, R11E, SBM

Bombay Beach (Imperial Co.)

-223’

33.3508667 / 33° 21’ 03” N

-115.7297152 / 115° 43’ 47” W

NWΌ Sec 33, T9S, R12E, SBM

Camp Dunlap/Slab City (Imperial Co.)

72’

33.2600364 / 33° 15' 36" N

-115.4660961 / 115° 27' 58" W

NEΌ Sec 36, T10S, R14E, SBM

(The) Corners (Imperial Co.)

-175’

33.3606223

-115.6466737

SWΌ Sec 29, SEΌ Sec 30, T9S, R13E, SBM

Corvina Estates (Imperial Co.) (CAFΙ bldg)

-200’

33.4212290

-115.8281493

SWΌ of the NEΌ Sec 4, T9S, R11E, SBM

Eagle Mountain (Riverside Co.)

1362’

33.8575137 / 33° 51’ 27” N

-115.4872075 / 115° 29’ 14” W

W½ Sec 1, all Sec 2, T4S, R14E, SBM

Estelle (Imperial Co.)

-177’

33.1764274 / 33° 10’ 35” N

-115.5085978 / 115° 30’ 31” W

NWΌ Sec 34, T11S, R14E, SBM

Ferrum Junction (Riverside Co.)

-187’

33.4554160

-115.8552718

NEΌ Sec 29, T8S, R11E, SBM

Ferrum Siding (Riverside Co.)

-187’

33.4586401 / 33° 27’ 31” N

-115.8608293 / 115° 51’ 39” W

SEΌ Sec 20, NEΌ Sec 29, T8S, R11E, SBM

Frink Siding (Imperial Co.)

-171’

33.3625324 / 33° 21’ 45” N

-115.6480460 / 115° 38’ 53” W

NEΌ Sec 30, T9S, R13E, SBM

Hovely (Imperial Co.)

-138’

33.0025442 / 33° 00’ 09” N

-115.5216549 / 115° 31’ 18” W

SEΌ Sec 21, T13S, R12E, SBM

Imperial/Riverside County line – EAST side

 

33.4268390

-115.8314538

SWΌS line Sec 34, T8S, R11E / Ctr N line Sec 4, T9S, R11E, SBM

Imperial/Riverside County line – WEST side

 

33.4259257

-116.0596561

SWΌ S line Sec 33, T8S, R9E / Ctr N line Sec 5, T9S, R9E, SBM

Indio (Riverside Co.)

-13

33.7205771 / 33° 43’ 14” N

-115.2155619 / 115° 12’ 56” W

Sections 24-27+, T5S, R7E, SBM

Mecca (Riverside Co.)

-187

33.5716920 / 33° 34’ 18” N

-115.0772244 / 115° 04’ 38” W

SWΌ Sec 8, T7S, R9E, SBM

Niland (Imperial Co.)

-141

33.2491809 / 33° 14’ 31” N

-115.5185978 / 115° 31’ 07” W

SEΌ Sec 4, SWΌ Sec 5, T11S, R12E, SBM

Niland Marina (Imperial Co.)

-230

33.3380892 / 33° 20’ 17” N

-115.6672134 / 115° 40’ 02” W

NEC Sec 1, T10S, R12E, SBM

North Shore (Riverside Co.)

-210’

33.5214211 / 33° 31’ 17” N

-115.9379379 / 115° 56’ 17” W

NWΌ Sec 34, T7S, R10E, SBM

Rockwood (Imperial Co.)

-154

33.0489314 / 33° 02’ 56” N

-115.5127653 / 115° 30’ 46” W

SWΌ Sec 3, T13S, R12E, SBM

Salton Sea (locations for center of lake)

-230’

33.3149054 / 33° 18’ 54” N

-115.8182918 / 115° 49’ 06” W

T10S, R11E, SBM (center of lake)

Salvation Mountain (Imperial Co.)

50’

33.3541835

-115.4727137

SWΌ Sec 36, T10S, R14E, SBM

Slab City – SEE Camp Dunlap (Imperial Co.)

 

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-

 

Wister Siding (Imperial Co.)

-194’

33.3153120 / 33° 18’ 55” N

-115.6033227 / 115° 36’ 12” W

NEΌ Sec 10, T10S, R11E, SBM

 

MARCH

This column featured dying resorts along the northern end of the Salton Sea in

Riverside and Imperial counties, California.

 

SITE NAME

ELEV.

LATITUDE

LONGITUDE

TOWNSHIP/RANGE

Bombay Beach (Imperial Co.)

-223’

33.3508667 / 33° 21’ 03” N

-115.7297152 / 115° 43’ 47” W

NWΌ Sec 33, T9S, R12E, SBM (San Bernardino Meridian & Base Line) 

Desert Shores (Imperial Co.)

-215’

33.4041996 / 33° 24’ 15” N

-116.039724 / 116° 02’ 23” W

E½ Sec 9, T9S, R9E, SBM

North Shore (Riverside Co.)

-210’

33.5214211 / 33° 31’ 17” N

-115.9379379 / 115° 56’ 17” W

NWΌ Sec 34, T7S, R10E, SBM

Salton City (Imperial Co.)

-125’

33.2986497 / 33° 17’ 55” N

-115.9561112 / 115° 57’ 22” W

Secs 5-9, 15-18, 19-22, 28-30, T10S, R10E, SBM

Salton Sea Beach (Imperial Co.)

-220

33.3750346 / 33° 22’ 30” N

-116.0119455 / 116° 00’ 43” W

E½ Sec 22, W½ Sec 23, T9S, R9E, SBM

 

APRIL

This column featured ghost towns in Imperial County, California.

  

SITE NAME

ELEV.

LATITUDE

LONGITUDE

TOWNSHIP/RANGE

Alamorio

-131’

32.9792111 / 32° 58’ 45” N

-115.4613751 / 115° 27’ 41” W

NE Ό Sec 31, T13S, R15E, SBM (San Bernardino Meridian & Base Line) 

Brunt’s Corner

-12’

32.97527

-115.32395

NEΌ of the SWΌ Sec 33, T14S, R16E, SBM

Coolidge Springs

-194’

33.3942001 / 33° 23’ 39” N

-116.0502798 / 116° 03’ 01” W

NWΌ Sec 16, T9S, R9E, SBM

Dixieland

-36’

32.7908915 / 32° 47’ 27” N

-115.7702814 / 115° 46’ 13” W

N½ Sec 7, T16S, R12E, SBM

Gray’s Well

180’

32.7103263 / 32° 42’ 37” N

-114.9246875 / 114° 55’ 29” W

SEΌ Sec 32, T16S, R20E, SBM

Holt Avenue Store

-63’

33.04680

-115.37099

SEΌ Sec 1, T13S, R15E, SBM

Kane Springs

-144’

33.1094905 / 33° 06’ 34” N

-115.8366668 / 115° 50’ 12” W

SWΌ Sec 21, T12S, R11E, SBM

Laparra (APPROX at Huff/Worthington Rds)

-48’

32.85015 (Road junction)

-115.71841 (Road junction)

Ctr Sec 22, T15S, R12E, SBM (Road junction)

Millers

570’

32.72992

-116.01631

SEΌ Sec 34, T16S, R9E / NWΌ Sec 2, T17S, R9E, SBM

Naval Auxiliary Air Station - Holtville

52’

32.8402778 / 32° 50’ 25” N

-115.2662222 / 115° 16’ 02” W

S½ Sec 13, N½ Sec 23, T15S, R16E / SWΌ Sec 18, NWΌ Sec 19, T15S, R17E, SBM

Orita Siding

-92’

32.9772662 / 32° 58’ 38” N

-115.4052617 / 115° 24’ 19” W

East-central Sec 34, T13S, R15E, SBM

Perry’s Corner

-49

32.8617148 / 32° 51’ 42” N

-115.3799855 / 115° 22’ 48” W

West-Center Sec 12, T15S, R15E, SBM

Plank Road

163’

32.71030 (West end)

-114.92250 (West end)

West end: SEΌSec 32, T16S, R20E / East end: NWΌSec 23, T16S, R20E, SBM

Silsbee    (SCHOOL)

-23’

32.7592248 / 32° 45’ 33” N

-115.6380549 / 115° 38’ 17” W

NWΌ Sec 16, T16S, R13E, SBM

Truckhaven

-49’

33.2969834 / 33° 17’ 49” N

-115.9772229 / 115° 58’ 38” W

SWΌ Sec 18, T10S, R10E, SBM

 

MAY

This column featured map research techniques, and NO ghost towns were featured.

 

 

JUNE

This column featured ghost towns in the SE corner of Imperial County, California.

 

SITE NAME

ELEV.

LATITUDE

LONGITUDE

TOWNSHIP/RANGE

Anderson’s Ferry (Indian Ferry)

125’

Exact location not determined

Exact location not determined

Exact location not determined

Araz Stage Station (Pilot Knob Station)

135’

32.7497687 / 32° 44’ 59” N

-114.6960660 / 114° 41’ 46” W

SWΌ Sec 19, T16S, R22E, SBM (San Bernardino Meridian & Base Line) 

Bard

138’

32.7892118 / 32° 47’ 21” N

-114.5560618 / 114° 33’ 22” W

S-Ctr line, Sec 4, N-Ctr line Sec 9, T16S, R23E, SBM

Camp Calhoun

194’

Same as Fort Yuma

Same as Fort Yuma

Same as Fort Yuma

Camp Pilot Knob

223’

32.7402778 / 32° 44’ 25” N

-114.7194444 / 114° 43’ 10” W

E½ Sec 21, N½ Sec 16, W½ Sec 22, T16S, R21E, SBM

Coles Corner

141’

32.81880

-114.52981

SWΌ Sec 26, T15S, R23E, SBM

Fort Defiance

 

Exact location not determined

Exact location not determined

Exact location not determined

Fort Yuma (FY Indian Hospital)

194’

32.7324808 / 32° 43’ 57” N

-114.6153592 / 114° 36’ 55” W

NWΌ Sec 36, T16S, R22E, SBM

Jaeger Ferry

125’

Exact location not determined

Exact location not determined

Exact location not determined

Lincoln Ferry

125’

Exact location not determined

Exact location not determined

CTR Sec 19, T18S, R23E, SBM

Mission San Pedro y San Pablo de Bicuner

140’

32.81632 (APPROX)

-114.51523 (APPROX)

NEΌ Sec 35, T15S, R23E, SBM (APPROX)

Potholes

184’

32.8289329 / 32° 49’ 44” N

-114.5046713 / 114° 30’ 17” W

NWΌ Sec 25, T15S, R23E, SBM

Ross Corners

131’

32.7814343 / 32° 46’ 53” N

-114.5902295 / 114° 35’ 25” W

Ctr Sec 7, T16S, R23E, SBM

 

JULY

This column featured the Yuma Territorial Prison, Yuma, Yuma Co., Arizona.

 

SITE NAME

ELEV.

LATITUDE

LONGITUDE

TOWNSHIP/RANGE

Yuma

203’

32.5950510 / 32° 35’ 42” N

-114.5470100 / 114° 32’ 49” W

Sec 21, T8S, R23W, GSRM (Gila & Salt River Meridian & Base Line)

Yuma Crossing (SHP)

 

32.7273462

-114.6236122

SWΌ Sec 35, T16S, R22E, SBM (San Bernardino Meridian & Base Line) 

Yuma Quartermaster Depot

 

32.7275087

-114.6223032

SWΌ Sec 35, T16S, R22E, SBM

Yuma Territorial Prison

167’

32.7266800 / 32° 43’ 36” N

-114.6142200 / 114° 36’ 51” W

NWΌ Sec 36, T16S, R22E, SBM

 

AUGUST

This column featured the Ludlow area of San Bernardino Co., California.

 

SITE NAME

ELEV.

LATITUDE

LONGITUDE

TOWNSHIP/RANGE

Bagdad Chase Mine (located at Stedman)

2447’

34.6269356 / 34° 37’ 37” N

-116.1680658 / 116° 10’ 05” W

SWΌ of NEΌ Sec 8, T6N, R8E, SBM (San Bernardino Meridian & Base Line) 

Crucero

1020’

35.0472061 / 35° 02’ 50” N

-116.1655703 / 116° 09’ 56” W

SEC (Corner) Sec 7, NEC Sec 18, T11N, R8E, SBM

Ludlow

1778’

34.7211004 / 34° 43’ 16” N

-116.1600117 / 116° 09’ 36” W

SEΌ Sec 5, N-Ctr Sec 8, T7N, R8E, SBM

Ragtown

2100’

34.6649904 / 34° 39’ 54” N

-116.1519549 / 116° 09’ 07” W

SEΌ Sec 28, T7N, R8E, SBM

Stedman

2385’

34.6299911 / 34° 37’ 48” N

-116.1680659 / 116° 10’ 05” W

NWΌ of NEΌ Sec 8, T6N, R8E, SBM

 

 

SEPTEMBER

This column featured Route 66 between Ludlow and Amboy, San Bernardino Co., California.

 

SITE NAME

ELEV.

LATITUDE

LONGITUDE

TOWNSHIP/RANGE

Amboy

630’

34.5577721 / 34° 33’ 28” N

-115.7444411 / 116° 44’ 40” W

NEΌ Sec 5, T5N, R12E, SBM (San Bernardino Meridian & Base Line) 

SWC (Corner) Sec 33, T6N, R12E, SBM

Ash Hill

1942’

34.7069338 / 34° 42’ 25” N

-116.0550077 / 116° 03’ 18 W

SWΌ Sec 9, T7N, R9E, SBM

Bagdad

755’

34.5827704 / 34° 34’ 58” N

-115.8755563 / 115° 52’ 32” W

E½ of the NWΌ Sec 30, T6N, R11E, SBM

Dish Hill (mine)

1300’ (APPROX)

34.60986

-116.94443

Ctr Sec 16, T6N, R10E, SBM

Klondike

1657’

34.6683233 / 34° 40’ 06” N

-116.0030610 / 116° 00’ 11” W

W-Ctr Sec 25, T7N, R9E, SBM

Ludlow

1778’

34.7211004 / 34° 43’ 16” N

-116.1600117 / 116° 09’ 36” W

SEΌ Sec 5, N-Ctr Sec 8, T7N, R8E, SBM

Siberia

1283’

34.6266576 / 34° 37’ 36” N

-115.9858378 / 115° 59’ 09” W

NWΌ Sec 7, T6N, R10E, SBM

Trojan

1214’

34.6091582 / 34° 36’ 33” N

-115.9436141 / 115° 56’ 37” W

S-Ctr Sec 16, T6N, R10E, SBM

           

 

OCTOBER

This column featured Amboy, San Bernardino Co., California.

 

SITE NAME

ELEV.

LATITUDE

LONGITUDE

TOWNSHIP/RANGE

Amboy

630’

34.5577721 / 34° 33’ 28” N

-115.7444411 / 116° 44’ 40” W

NEΌ Sec 5, T5N, R12E / SWC (Corner) Sec 33, T6N, R12E, SBM (San Bernardino Meridian & Base Line) 

                                                           

NOVEMBER

This column featured the railroad and road towns along old Route 66 between

Amboy and Goffs, San Bernardino Co., California.

 

SITE NAME

ELEV.

LATITUDE

LONGITUDE

TOWNSHIP/RANGE

Altura

706’

34.5248029 (APPROX)

-115.5701208 (APPROX)

N½ Sec 13, T5N, R13E, SBM (San Bernardino Meridian & Base Line)  (APPROX)

Amboy

630’

34.5577721 / 34° 33’ 28” N

-115.7444411 / 115° 44’ 40” W

NEΌ Sec 5, T5N, R12E / SWC (Corner) Sec 33, T6N, R12E, SBM

Arimo  (Midway btw Danby & Essex)

1510’ (APPROX)

34.6854783 (APPROX)

-115.3080261 (APPROX)

NEΌ Sec 21, T7N, R16E, SBM

Arrowhead Junction

1654’

34.9427786 / 34° 56’ 34” N

-114.8244152 / 114° 49’ 28” W

SEΌ Sec 19, T10N, R21E, SBM

Bannock

1811’

34.9366671 / 34° 56’ 12” N

-114.8638606 / 114° 51’ 50” W

NWΌ Sec 26, T10N, R20E, SBM

Beal (Midway btw Needles & Topock, AZ)

490’ (APPROX)

34.7561580 (APPROX)

-114.5481133 (APPROX)

Ctr Sec 26, T8N, R23E, SBM (APPROX)

Bristol / Bengal, Bolo & Bombay

709’

34.5290456 (APPROX)

-115.6260395 (APPROX)

S-Ctr Sec 5, N-Ctr Sec 16, T5N, R13E, SBM (APPROX)

Cadiz

791’

34.5199973 / 34° 31’ 12” N

-115.5127662 / 115° 30’ 46” W

SEΌ Sec 16, SWΌ Sec 15, T5N, R14E, SBM

Cadiz Summit

1302’

34.5697192 / 34° 34’ 11” N

-115.4872100 / 115° 29’ 14” W

NEΌ Sec 35, T6N, R14E, SBM

Chambless

718’

34.5613853 / 34° 33’ 41” N

-115.5447120 / 115° 32’ 41” W

SWΌ Sec 32, T6N, R14E, SBM

Danby (NOTE: GNIS location is off)

1345’

34.6354590 (ACTUAL)

-115.3456199 (ACTUAL)

S-Ctr Sec 6, T6N, R16E, SBM

Danby Station

1460’

34.6458130

-115.3743356

SEΌ Sec 35, T7N, R15E, SBM

Edson

 

Location not determined

Location not determined

Location not determined

Essex

1732’

34.7336097 / 34° 40’ 01” N

-115.2449794 / 115° 14’ 42” W

SWΌ Sec 31, T8N, R17E, SBM (Most of town.  Rest is scattered about jct T7/8N, R16/17E)

Fenner

2100’

34.8158313 / 34° 48’ 57” N

-115.1791451 / 115° 10’ 45” W

SEC Sec 34, SWC Sec 35, T9N, R17E / NEC Sec 3, NWC Sec 2, T8N, R17E, SBM

Goffs

2595’

34.9191646 / 34° 55’ 09” N

-115.0627541 / 115° 03’ 46” W

SEΌ Sec 26, T10N, R18E, SBM

Hanks

1800’ (APPROX)

34.7516293

-115.2279487

NWΌ of SWΌ Sec 29, T8N, R17E, SBM

Homer

2149’

34.9199997 / 34° 55’ 12” N

-114.9369175 / 114° 56’ 13” W

NEC Sec 36, T10N, R19E, SBM

Ibex / Ibis

1460’

34.9400013 / 34° 56’ 24” N

-114.7924701 / 114° 47’ 33” W

S-Ctr Sec 21, NEΌ Sec 28, SWΌ Sec 27, T10N, R21E, SBM

Java

1043’

34.8875027 / 34° 53’ 15” N

-114.7271903 / 114° 43’ 38” W

Ctr Sec 7, T9N, R22E, SBM

Kartoum

 

Location not determined

Location not determined

Location not determined

Klinefelter

1234’

34.9005578 / 34° 54’ 02” N

-114.7669136 / 114° 46’ 01” W

SWΌ Sec 2, T9N, R21E, SBM

Piute (Midway btw Fenner & Goffs)

2330’ (APPROX)

34.8608977 (APPROX)

-115.1205397 (APPROX)

SW Ό Sec 17, NWΌ Sec 20, T9N, R18E, SBM (APPROX)

Roadrunners Retreat

760’

34.5611951

-115.5737472

SEΌ Sec 36, T6N, R13E, SBM

Saltus

620’’

34.5377731 / 34° 32’ 16” N

-115.6899947 / 115° 41’ 24” W

NEΌ Sec 11, T5N, R12E, SBM

Siam

1038’

34.5510691

-115.4179645

W-Ctr Sec 4, T5N, R15E, SBM

 


 

DECEMBER

This column featured Jamestown, Virginia.

 

SITE NAME

ELEV.

LATITUDE

LONGITUDE

TOWNSHIP/RANGE

Fort Charles (Parris Isl, Port Royal, SC)

32.3063103 / 32° 18’ 23” N

-80.6756631 / 80° 40’ 32” W

Public Land Survey System (Section/Range/Township) NOT USED in SC

Fort Raleigh/Roanoke Colony (NC)

10’

35.9393349 / 35° 56’ 22” N

-75.7098986 / 75° 42’ 36” W

Public Land Survey System (Section/Range/Township) NOT USED in NC

Jamestown

10’

37.2113029 / 37° 12’ 41” N

-76.7773184 / 76° 46’ 38” W

Public Land Survey System (Section/Range/Township) NOT USED in VA

Jamestown Settlement

16’

37.2254066 / 37° 13’ 31” N

-76.7837339 / 76° 47’ 01” W

 

Middle Plantation (SEE Williamsburg)

 

 

 

 

Roanoke Colony (SEE Ft Raleigh, NC)

 

 

 

 

Williamsburg (Middle Plantation)

85’

37.2712576 / 37° 16’ 17” N

-76.7002347 / 76° 42’ 01” W

 

 

 

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