Igo, California

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Igo is an unincorporated community with 625 residents 9 miles west of Redding, CA. Its ZIP Code is 96047. Wired Telephone numbers follow the pattern 530-396-xxxx. It has a neighboring town of Ono 4.0 miles west. It is also home to the Northern California Veterans Cemetery,[1] dedicated in December 2005. It has a post office, elementary school, general store, and a restaurant/beer & wine bar/banquet hall - The Igo Inn. It is also home to Brigadoon Castle Bed and Breakfast, but it is now a private residence.

There are several explanations how the community received its name. It has frequently been noted on lists of unusual place names.[2][3]

Politics[edit]

In the state legislature Igo is in the 4th Senate District, represented by Republican Doug LaMalfa, and in the 2nd Assembly District, represented by Republican Jim Nielsen.

Federally, Igo is in California's 1st congressional district, represented by Republican Doug LaMalfa.[4]

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Igo has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csa" on climate maps.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ California Veterans Cemetery
  2. ^ Thompson, George E. (2009). You Live Where?: Interesting and Unusual Facts about where We Live. iUniverse. p. 11. 
  3. ^ Gallant, Frank K. (2012). A Place Called Peculiar: Stories about Unusual American Place-Names. Courier Dover Publications. p. 26. 
  4. ^ "California's 1st Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 1, 2013. 
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Igo, California

Coordinates: 40°30′20″N 122°32′30″W / 40.505556°N 122.541667°W / 40.505556; -122.541667