Dayton, California

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For the former town in Lassen County with this name, see Dayton, Lassen County, California.

Coordinates: 39°38′55″N 121°52′20″W / 39.64861°N 121.87222°W / 39.64861; -121.87222

Unincorporated community
Dayton is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°38′55″N 121°52′20″W / 39.64861°N 121.87222°W / 39.64861; -121.87222
Country United States
State California
County Butte County
Elevation[1] 141 ft (43 m)

Dayton (formerly, Day Town and Grainland) is a small unincorporated community in Butte County, California. Its zip code is 95926 and its area code is 530. It lies at an elevation of 141 feet (43 m).


The Grainland post office was established in 1867 and closed later that year; it was reopened in 1873, closed again in 1892, reopened in 1893, and closed for good in 1902.[2]




The citizens of Dayton, as members of California's 3rd Assembly District, are represented by Rick Keene (R, Chico) in the California State Assembly; and as members of California's 4th Senate District, are represented by Doug LaMalfa (R, Grass Valley) in the California State Senate.


Dayton is in California's 1st congressional district, represented by Republican Doug LaMalfa.[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Dayton, California
  2. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 221. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ "California's 1st Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 1, 2013.