Fruitland, California facts for kids

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Coordinates: 40°17′45″N 123°49′31″W / 40.29583°N 123.82528°W / 40.29583; -123.82528

Fruitland
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State California
County Humboldt County
Elevation 1,004 ft (306 m)

Fruitland (formerly Elk Prairie) is an unincorporated community in Humboldt County, California. It is located 6 miles (10 kilometers) east-southeast of Weott, at an elevation of 1,004 feet (306 m).

A post office operated at Fruitland from 1890 to 1934. The first settlers of Fruitland were a colony of immigrants from the Netherlands who planted orchards sponsored by David Page Cutten, the namesake of Cutten, CA, approximately 37 mi (60 km) northwest of Fruitland. The isolation of this colony in a time when there was little adequate long-distance transportation ultimately led to the dissolution of the colony's fruit market.


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