Knoxville, California

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Knoxville
unincorporated community
Knoxville is located in California
Knoxville
Knoxville
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°49′40″N 122°20′26″W / 38.82778°N 122.34056°W / 38.82778; -122.34056Coordinates: 38°49′40″N 122°20′26″W / 38.82778°N 122.34056°W / 38.82778; -122.34056
Country  United States
State  California
County Napa County
Elevation[1] 1,322 ft (403 m)

Knoxville is an unincorporated community in Napa County, California.[1] It lies at an elevation of 1322 feet (403 m).[1] Knoxville is located 23 miles (37 km) north-northeast of Saint Helena.[2]

The Knoxville post office opened in 1863, moved in 1904 and 1907, and closed permanently in 1912.[2] The name commemorates Ranar B. Knox, owner of a local mine and first post master.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Knoxville, 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. 649. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.