Freestone, California

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Freestone, California
The Freestone general store as of 2007.
The Freestone general store as of 2007.
Freestone, California is located in California
Freestone, California
Freestone, California
Location within the state of California
Coordinates: 38°22′21″N 122°54′56″W / 38.37250°N 122.91556°W / 38.37250; -122.91556Coordinates: 38°22′21″N 122°54′56″W / 38.37250°N 122.91556°W / 38.37250; -122.91556
Country United States
State California
County Sonoma
Elevation[1] 220 ft (67 m)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 95472
Area code(s) 707
FIPS code 06-25618
GNIS feature ID 1658578

Freestone is a small, unincorporated community in Sonoma County, California, USA located at the intersection of Bohemian Highway and Bodega Highway. It's west of Sebastopol along Salmon Creek on the U.S. Geological Survey 7.5-minute quadrangle, Valley Ford, California.

The ZIP code for Freestone is 95472, which it shares with Sebastopol and two other communities.

History[edit]

Watson School

Freestone is located on part of Rancho Cañada de Jonive. The town's name dates back to 1853 and refers to a public sandstone quarry. Starting in 1873, Freestone was a stop on the North Pacific Coast Railroad[2] which eventually connected Cazadero to the Sausalito ferry.

It is a small town of only about 50 people. The town is only about 1/2 mile from one end to the other.

Open from 1856 to 1967, Watson School once served as Freestone's school, and is located in a Sonoma County Regional Parks Department historic park about 2.5 miles southwest of Freestone.

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