Casitas Springs, California

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Casitas Springs, California
Casitas Springs, California is located in California
Casitas Springs, California
Casitas Springs, California
Coordinates: 34°22′17″N 119°18′23″W / 34.37139°N 119.30639°W / 34.37139; -119.30639Coordinates: 34°22′17″N 119°18′23″W / 34.37139°N 119.30639°W / 34.37139; -119.30639
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyVentura
Elevation
289 ft (88 m)
Population
 (1999)
 • Total1,038
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
Area code(s)805
GNIS feature ID240315[1]
Mud and water from winter storms that damaged property and roads in Casitas Springs. FEMA photo taken on 01-15-2005.

Casitas Springs is an unincorporated community in Ventura County, California, located 1.2 miles east of Lake Casitas. It is an old community which was recorded as Arroyo de Las Casitas (“creek of the little houses”) in 1864. It has a population of 1,038 as of 1999, down from 1,090 in 1990 Census. [2] Casitas Springs is located along California State Route 33 2 miles (3.2 km) south of Oak View.

It is known for its groves of eucalyptus trees along the highway.[3]

History[edit]

The community was first recorded in 1864 under the name Arroyo de Las Casitas (“creek of the little houses”).[4]

The same 2005 winter storms that damaged nearby La Conchita, California also damaged Casitas Springs.

Economy[edit]

The oldest, most rural winery in Ventura County is near the community.[5]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Casitas Springs, California
  2. ^ Capace, Nancy (1999). Encyclopedia of California. Somerset Publishers. Page 197. ISBN 9780403093182.
  3. ^ Strong, Kathy (2011). Southern California Off the Beaten Path: A Guide to Unique Places. Rowman & Littlefield. Page 39. ISBN 9780762774784.
  4. ^ Capace, Nancy (1999). Encyclopedia of California. North American Book Dist LLC. Page 197. ISBN 9780403093182.
  5. ^ Wilson, Kathleen. "Old Creek Ranch Winery owners sue Ventura County over decision on land-use violations". Ventura County Star. Retrieved 2020-01-08.