Pentz, California

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Coordinates: 39°39′19″N 121°35′02″W / 39.65528°N 121.58389°W / 39.65528; -121.58389

Pentz
Unincorporated community
Pentz is located in California
Pentz
Pentz
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°39′19″N 121°35′02″W / 39.65528°N 121.58389°W / 39.65528; -121.58389
Country United States
State California
County Butte County
Elevation[1] 440 ft (134 m)

Pentz (formerly, Lyon Ranch and Pence) is an unincorporated community in Butte County, California. It is located in the Messilla Valley, 7 miles (11 km) south-southeast of Paradise,[2] at an elevation of 440 feet (134 m). The place was founded in 1850 by Manoah Pence, who became the first postmaster when the post office was opened in 1864.[2] The post office closed in 1912.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pentz, California
  2. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 291. ISBN 9781884995149.