Browns Valley, California

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Coordinates: 39°14′32″N 121°24′33″W / 39.24222°N 121.40917°W / 39.24222; -121.40917

Browns Valley
Unincorporated community
Browns Valley is located in California
Browns Valley
Browns Valley
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°14′32″N 121°24′33″W / 39.24222°N 121.40917°W / 39.24222; -121.40917
Country United States
State California
County Yuba County
Elevation[1] 269 ft (82 m)
ZIP code 95918
Area code(s) 530

Browns Valley (also, Brown's Valley) is an unincorporated community in Yuba County, California. It lies at an elevation of 269 feet (82 m). Browns Valley is located 12 miles (19 km) northeast of Marysville and is home to Collins Lake.[2] The name was in honor of a settler who arrived in 1850 and discovered gold here.[2]

A post office was established at Browns Valley in 1864.[2]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Browns Valley, 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. 455. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.