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Bath (formerly, Volcano and Sarahsville)[2] is a former settlement in Placer County, California.[1] Bath is located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) northeast of Foresthill.[2] It lay at an elevation of 3442 feet (1049 m).[1]

Former settlement
Bath is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°02′10″N 120°47′36″W / 39.03611°N 120.79333°W / 39.03611; -120.79333Coordinates: 39°02′10″N 120°47′36″W / 39.03611°N 120.79333°W / 39.03611; -120.79333
Country United States
State California
CountyPlacer County
Elevation1,049 m (3,442 ft)

The town was established as Volcano in 1850 when gold was discovered there.[2] The town's name was changed to Sarahsville after the first woman at the site, then to Bath when the post office came.[2] The Bath post office operated from 1858 to 1859, from 1861 to 1890, and from 1891 to 1899.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bath, California
  2. ^ a b c d e Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 447. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.