Gas Point (40°24′56″N 122°32′04″W / 40.41556°N 122.53444°W / 40.41556; -122.53444Coordinates: 40°24′56″N 122°32′04″W / 40.41556°N 122.53444°W / 40.41556; -122.53444)[1] is a ghost town in Shasta County, California, on Cottonwood Creek. It was also known as Pinckney and Janesville.[2] The ghost town burned to the ground on April 8, 2008.[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Gas Point, Shasta County, California
  2. ^ Miller, Donald C. (1978). Ghost towns of California. Pruett Publisyhing Company. p. 71. ISBN 0871085178.
  3. ^ David Benda (April 9, 2008), "Gas Point ghost town destroyed – Historic buildings consumed by flames; cause of blaze is unknown", Record Searchlight, Redding, California, archived from the original on 2008-04-10