Standish, California

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Unincorporated community
Standish is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 40°21′55″N 120°25′20″W / 40.36528°N 120.42222°W / 40.36528; -120.42222Coordinates: 40°21′55″N 120°25′20″W / 40.36528°N 120.42222°W / 40.36528; -120.42222
Country United States
State California
County Lassen County
Elevation[1] 4,049 ft (1,234 m)

Standish is an unincorporated community in Lassen County, California.[1] It is located 2.25 miles (3.6 km) southwest of Litchfield,[2] at an elevation of 4049 feet (1234 m).[1]

Standish is the north terminus of the County route A3 (Standish Buntingville Road) and the junction with U.S. Route 395.

Standish Hall is a registered historic place.

The community was laid out in 1897.[2] The post office opened in 1899, having been transferred from Datura.[2] The name honors Miles Standish.[2]

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This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Standish has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[3]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Standish, California
  2. ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 421. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Standish, California

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