Port Kenyon, California facts for kids

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Coordinates: 40°35′42″N 124°16′47″W / 40.595°N 124.27972°W / 40.595; -124.27972

Port Kenyon
Unincorporated community
1876 hypothetical plat map showing relative wharf location
1876 hypothetical plat map showing relative wharf location
Location in California
Country United States
State California
County Humboldt County
Elevation 13 ft (4 m)

Port Kenyon is an unincorporated community in Humboldt County, California. It is located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) northwest of Ferndale, at an elevation of 13 feet (4 m).

A post office operated at Port Kenyon from 1886 to 1899 and from 1903 to 1913. The town was founded by John Gardner Kenyon in 1876. After silting of the Salt River and repeated flooding, the port declined in the 1890s.


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