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Coordinates: 39°11′35″N 121°25′15″W / 39.19306°N 121.42083°W / 39.19306; -121.42083

Hammonton
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State California
County Yuba County
Elevation 131 ft (40 m)

Hammonton (formerly, Dredgertown and Dredgerville) is an unincorporated community in Yuba County, California. It is located 3.5 miles (5.6 km) south of Browns Valley, at an elevation of 131 feet (40 m).

A post office operated at Hammonton from 1906 to 1957. The original name was due to gold dredging which took place in the nearby Yuba Goldfields. The current name is in honor of W.P. Hammon, gold-dredging company official.


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