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.

According to tradition, Igo was named from the question "I go?" frequently asked by a miner's son who liked to accompany his father to work.[2] Igo may instead be derived from an unidentified Native American language.[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. ^ Remington, Frank L. (Sep 8, 1969). "Take a Good Look at the US Map. Towns Have the Craziest Names". The Milwaukee Journal. p. 1. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  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