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Aberdeen is located in California
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Aberdeen is located in the United States
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Country United States
State California
County Inyo County
3,914 ft (1,193 m)

Aberdeen (formerly, Aberdeen Station and Tibbets) is an unincorporated community in Inyo County, California. It is located 12.5 miles (20 km) north-northwest of Independence, at an elevation of 3914 feet (1193 m).


Aberdeen was named after Aberdeen, Scotland. Aberdeen was originally located east-northeast of its present site at 36°59′30″N 118°12′40″W / 36.99167°N 118.21111°W / 36.99167; -118.21111 on the Southern Pacific Railroad. The Tibbotts post office opened in 1895, moved and changed its name to Aberdeen in 1896, closed in 1898, reopened in 1921 and closed for good in 1934. The name Tibbets commemorates a local ranching family.

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