Camphora, California facts for kids

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Unincorporated community
Country United States
State California
County Monterey County
Elevation 171 ft (52 m)

Camphora (formerly, Camp Four) is an unincorporated community in Monterey County, California. It is located on U.S. Route 101 and the Southern Pacific Railroad line, 3 miles (4.8 km) northwest of Soledad, at an elevation of 171 feet (52 m).

Camphora began in 1873 as a railroad construction camp called Camp Four. Mexican workers pronounced the place as "camphora" and the railroad used this as the official name of the town.

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