World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Volcanoville, California

Article Id: WHEBN0022765171
Reproduction Date:

Title: Volcanoville, California  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: List of places in California (V), Lava, California, Flora's, California
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Volcanoville, California

Unincorporated community
Location in California
Country United States
State California
County El Dorado County
Elevation[1] 2,992 ft (912 m)

Volcanoville is an unincorporated community in El Dorado County, California.[1] It is located 6 miles (9.7 km) north-northeast of Georgetown,[2] at an elevation of 2992 feet (912 m).[1]

A post office operated at Volcanoville from 1930 to 1953.[2] The name is due to early miners' mistaken belief that a nearby mountain was an extinct volcano.[2] Volcanoville has been noted for its unusual place name.[3]


The Black Oak Mine Unified School District serves Garden Valley.[4]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Volcanoville, California
  2. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 573. ISBN . 
  3. ^ Thompson, George E. (1 July 2009). You Live Where?: Interesting and Unusual Facts about where We Live. iUniverse. p. 12. ISBN . 
  4. ^ Home page. Black Oak Mine Unified School District. July 20, 2002. Retrieved on October 27, 2010.

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.