Carpenter Valley, California
Carpenter Valley is an unincorporated community in Nevada County, California, United States. Situated at the north fork of Prosser Creek, it is said to be named for John S. Carpenter, who in the 1860s was engaged in hauling logs to "Old Hobart Mills".
- California Maps: Carpenter Valley in Nevada County, California, http://californiamaps.org/place.php?county=Nevada&feature=Carpenter+Valley, and California Hometown Locator: Carpenter Valley (in Nevada County, CA), http://california.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,1,fid,257994,n,carpenter%20valley.cfm, retrieved 26 Aug 2009.
- 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.