Westville, California

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Westville
Unincorporated community
Westville is located in California
Westville
Westville
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°10′30″N 120°38′53″W / 39.17500°N 120.64806°W / 39.17500; -120.64806Coordinates: 39°10′30″N 120°38′53″W / 39.17500°N 120.64806°W / 39.17500; -120.64806
Country  United States
State  California
County Placer County
Elevation[1] 1,600 m (5,249 ft)

Westville is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California.[1] Westville is located 14 miles (22.5 km) northeast of Foresthill.[2] It lies at an elevation of 5249 feet (1600 m).[1]

The Westville post office operated from 1889 to 1919.[2] The name honors the first postmaster, George C. West.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Westville, 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. 575. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.