Solomon Hills

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Solomon Hills
Solomon Hills is located in California
Solomon Hills
location of Solomon Hills in California [1]
Highest point
Elevation 401 m (1,316 ft)
Geography
Country United States
State California
District Santa Barbara County
Range coordinates 34°50′06″N 120°23′00″W / 34.835°N 120.3832°W / 34.835; -120.3832Coordinates: 34°50′06″N 120°23′00″W / 34.835°N 120.3832°W / 34.835; -120.3832
Topo map USGS Orcutt

The Solomon Hills are a low mountain range in the western Transverse Ranges, in northern Santa Barbara County, California. The Hills separate the Santa Maria Valley and Santa Maria to the north, from the Los Alamos Valley and Orcutt to the south.

History[edit]

The Solomon Hills are named for Salomon Pico, the 19th century Mexican—Californio patriot and bandit of Alta California.

The Orcutt Oil Field, discovered in 1901, [2] occupies the westernmost portion of the Solomon Hills range.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Solomon Hills". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-04. 
  2. ^ "Oil and Gas Statistics: 2007 Annual Report" (PDF). California Department of Conservation. December 31, 2007. Retrieved August 25, 2009. 

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