Butte City, Glenn County, California

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Butte City
Butte City is located in California
Butte City
Butte City
Location in California
Butte City is located in the United States
Butte City
Butte City
Butte City (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°27′53″N 121°59′24″W / 39.46472°N 121.99000°W / 39.46472; -121.99000
CountryUnited States
CountyGlenn County
Elevation89 ft (27 m)

Butte City (formerly, Butte) is an unincorporated community in Glenn County, California.[1] It is located on the east bank of the Sacramento River 11 miles (18 km) south-east of Willows,[2] at an elevation of 89 feet (27 m).[1] Butte City has varied outdoor recreation opportunities including fishing and boating on the Sacramento River,(serviced by the Butte City boat ramp), and also duck hunting seasonally. The area surrounding the town is primarily used for agriculture, including rice, walnuts, alfalfa, and corn. Butte City is served by a volunteer fire department, but has no police department.


The first post office at Butte City was established in 1883. A cemetery is located east of town where historical residents of the area are buried. In earlier times, the town had a restaurant, a store, and a bank, but these businesses have all closed. [2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Butte City, Glenn County, California
  2. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 204. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.