Carpenter Valley, California

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Carpenter Valley is an unincorporated community in Nevada County, California, United States. Situated at the north fork of Prosser Creek,[1] it is said to be named for John S. Carpenter, who in the 1860s was engaged in hauling logs to "Old Hobart Mills".[2]


  1. ^ California Maps: Carpenter Valley in Nevada County, California,, and California Hometown Locator: Carpenter Valley (in Nevada County, CA),,ftc,1,fid,257994,n,carpenter%20valley.cfm, retrieved 26 Aug 2009.
  2. ^ Erwin G. Gudde: California Place Names, The Origin and Etymology of Current Geographical Names, University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1960, p. 52.