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The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Trinidad is approximately 379 (1990), 367 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 200 (1990), 187 (2010).
The amount of land area in Trinidad is 1.225 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.467 sq kilometers.
The distance from Trinidad to Washington DC is 2591 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 229 miles. (as the crow flies)
Trinidad is positioned 41.05 degrees north of the equator and 124.14 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Trinidad elevation is 40 feet above sea level.


North of Eureka on Hwy 101 in Northern California
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History & History Related Items

A Spanish group landed here on June 18, 1775, Trinity Sunday. The leaders of the group named the area Trinity in honor of the date. The city was founded in 1850 and became the Port for the supplies for goldhunters in the upriver areas of the state. Prisoner Rock is offshore. In earlier times, the law would give the local drunkards two choices. They could either swim from the rock to shore or stay and sober up on the rock.
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The settling of Trinidad

June 18, 1775

The founding of Trinidad


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