Ordbend, California

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Coordinates: 39°37′47″N 122°00′20″W / 39.62972°N 122.00556°W / 39.62972; -122.00556

Ord Bend
Ordbend
Unincorporated community
Ord Bend is located in California
Ord Bend
Ord Bend
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°37′47″N 122°00′20″W / 39.62972°N 122.00556°W / 39.62972; -122.00556
Country United States
State California
County Glenn County
Elevation[1] 121 ft (37 m)

Ord Bend (also Ordbend) is a small unincorporated community about 121 feet (37 m) above mean sea level in Glenn County, California.[1] For road traffic, Ord Bend is along State Route 45 between Glenn and Hamilton City. It's about eight miles (13 km) south of Hamilton City. The ZIP Code, shared with Glenn and Bayliss, is 95943. The community is inside area code 530. This area is flagged as rural by the U.S. Census Bureau.

The Sacramento River passes east of the area. Much of the nearby area is agricultural land under cultivation with rice, almonds, walnuts, olives and prunes. Sandhill Cranes are evident in the area during winter.

The Ord Bend Volunteer Fire Department holds a pancake breakfast at the local community hall each year to raise funds for firefighting equipment.

There was once a school house in Ord Bend but most school age children now attend nearby Hamilton Union Elementary School and Hamilton Union High School. Bus service is provided by the Hamilton Union School District.

The Ord Store operated for many years selling basic groceries, lunch and snack items, and (at one time) gas. Locals were able to run a monthly tab. It has not been in operation since the early 2000s.

Toponymy[edit]

The Southern Pacific Railroad named a station along its now-abandoned Colusa branch, along the west bank of the Sacramento River, Ord Bend as recognition of the nearby Ord Ranch, owned in the 1850s by U.S. Army MG Edward O.C. Ord and two of his brothers.[2]

Politics[edit]

In the state legislature, Ordbend is in the 4th Senate District, represented by Republican Jim Nielsen,[3] and in the 3rd Assembly District, represented by Republican James Gallagher.[4]

Federally, Ordbend is in California's 1st congressional district, represented by Republican Doug LaMalfa.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ordbend, California
  2. ^ Gudde, Erwin G. (1949). California Place Names. Berkeley, California: University of California Press. p. 244. ASIN B000FMOPP4. 
  3. ^ "Senators". State of California. Retrieved April 7, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Members Assembly". State of California. Retrieved April 7, 2013. 
  5. ^ "California's 1st Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 1, 2013.