Yorkville, California

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For the Gold Rush mining camp in Placer County, see Yorkville, Placer County, California.
Yorkville
Unincorporated community
Yorkville is located in California
Yorkville
Yorkville
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°53′53″N 123°12′52″W / 38.89806°N 123.21444°W / 38.89806; -123.21444Coordinates: 38°53′53″N 123°12′52″W / 38.89806°N 123.21444°W / 38.89806; -123.21444
Country United States
State California
County Mendocino County
Elevation [1] 922 ft (281 m)

Yorkville is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California.[1] It is located 7.5 miles (12 km) southwest of Hopland,[2] at an elevation of 922 feet (281 m).[1]

The original townsite was about 3 miles (5 km) northwest of the present site at 38°54′50″N 123°15′40″W / 38.91389°N 123.26111°W / 38.91389; -123.26111.[2] The Yorkville post office opened in 1868 and moved to the new site with the town in 1937.[2] "The Late Pomo or Ma-cu-maks of the present day Yorkville area spoke the central Pomo language."[3]

The name honors R.H. York, the town's founder.[2]

The Yorkville Highlands AVA was established in 1998. The Galbreath Wildlands Preserve, which is owned and managed by Sonoma State University as an educational site, is located nearby.

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  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Yorkville, 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. 171. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ "Anderson Valley Historical Museum, Boonville CA". Retrieved 2013-01-14.