Buckhorn, Ventura County, California

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Buckhorn is located in California
Location within the state of California
Coordinates: 34°24′3″N 118°48′56″W / 34.40083°N 118.81556°W / 34.40083; -118.81556Coordinates: 34°24′3″N 118°48′56″W / 34.40083°N 118.81556°W / 34.40083; -118.81556[1]
CountryUnited States
Elevation604 ft (184 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
Area code805
FIPS code06-08688
GNIS feature ID1660388

Buckhorn is a populated place name along State Route 126 in a rural unincorporated area of Ventura County, California, United States. Buckhorn is about 2 miles (3.2 km) outside the town of Piru but is within the eponymous census-designated place. Located in the Santa Clara River Valley, this was an early stagecoach stop and a regular eating place known for being midway between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara.[2] It was run by the Warring family who came to the county in 1869 and owned the nearby Buckhorn Ranch.[3][4] Buckhorn was also a station on the initial route of the coast rail line that arrived in the valley in 1887. With the completion of the Santa Susana Tunnel in 1904, the route through Oxnard and Simi Valley became the most direct route between Los Angeles and San Francisco.[5] The shipping of agricultural products such as citrus continued to keep this route busy for many years. The Santa Paula branch line no longer connects through to Santa Clarita after the rails were washed out. The junction with the main line is near the East Ventura station (Metrolink ).


In the state legislature, Buckhorn is located in the 19th Senate District, represented by Democrat Hannah-Beth Jackson, and in the 37th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Steve Bennett.[6]

In the United States House of Representatives, Buckhorn is in California's 26th congressional district, represented by Democrat Julia Brownley.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Buckhorn". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  2. ^ Storke, Mrs. Yda Addis (1891). A Memorial and Biographical History of the Counties of Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo And Ventura, California. Chicago: Lewis. pp. 223.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Buckhorn Ranch
  4. ^ Triem, Judith P. (1988) Cultural Heritage Survey Phase IV, Santa Clara Valley Archived 2014-03-12 at the Wayback Machine San Buenaventura Research Associates Prepared for Ventura County Cultural Heritage Board Archived 2014-03-29 at the Wayback Machine PDF p. 437 Buckhorn School
  5. ^ "CHATSWORTH PARK CUTOFF LINE OPENS TODAY" Los Angeles Herald 20 March 1904. Volume XXXI, Number 173, Page 2
  6. ^ "Statewide Database". UC Regents. Archived from the original on February 1, 2015. Retrieved November 5, 2014.
  7. ^ "California's 26th Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved October 5, 2014.