Briceland, California

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Briceland
Unincorporated community
Briceland, California is located in California
Briceland
Location in California
Coordinates: 40°06′29″N 123°54′00″W / 40.10806°N 123.90000°W / 40.10806; -123.90000
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyHumboldt County
Elevation[1]594 ft (181 m)
 
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Coordinates: 40°06′29″N 123°54′00″W / 40.10806°N 123.90000°W / 40.10806; -123.90000

Briceland
Unincorporated community
Briceland, California is located in California
Briceland
Location in California
Coordinates: 40°06′29″N 123°54′00″W / 40.10806°N 123.90000°W / 40.10806; -123.90000
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyHumboldt County
Elevation[1]594 ft (181 m)

Briceland is an unincorporated community in Humboldt County, California.[1] It is located 6 miles (10 km) west of Redway,[2] at an elevation of 594 feet (181 m).[1]

A post office operated at Briceland from 1889 to 1968.[2] The name honors John C. Briceland, who purchased the site in 1889.[2]

Briceland is also the home of Briceland Vineyards Winery. Founded in 1985 by Joe Collins and Maggie Carey, the winery is credited with establishing wine production from Southern Humboldt grapes. Briceland Vineyards Winery has earned numerous awards in wine competitions such as the CA State Fair and the Orange County Fair, including Best in State for its Humboldt Brut Sparkling Wine.

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  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Briceland, California
  2. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 25. ISBN 9781884995149.