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Coordinates: 38°36′51″N 121°45′38″W / 38.61417°N 121.76056°W / 38.61417; -121.76056

Merritt
Sunflowers near Merritt
Sunflowers near Merritt
Country United States
State California
County Yolo County
Elevation
56 ft (17 m)

Merritt (formerly, Meritt) is an unincorporated community in Yolo County, California. It lies at an elevation of 56 feet (17 m). The post office for the area was established in 1859 as "Meritt", and discontinued in 1860. It was reestablished and ran between 1870-73 as "Merritt". It was named after Hiram P. Merritt who came to Yolo County before 1866. In the late 19th century, Merritt was a shipment point on the railroad for cattle to market. A 1913 book described Merritt, along with Mullen, as farming towns along the main automobile route from Davis to Woodland.

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