Caymus, California

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Former settlement
Caymus is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°24′20″N 122°21′49″W / 38.40556°N 122.36361°W / 38.40556; -122.36361Coordinates: 38°24′20″N 122°21′49″W / 38.40556°N 122.36361°W / 38.40556; -122.36361
Country United States
State California
CountyNapa County
Elevation32 m (105 ft)

Caymus (also, Caymas) is a former settlement in Napa County, California.[1] It lay at an elevation of 105 feet (32 m).[1] Caymus was located on the Southern Pacific Railroad, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) southeast of Rutherford.[2]

It was located on Rancho Caymus, a Mexican land grant, a very notable wine-producing area.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Caymus, 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. 614. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. ^ Sullivan, Charles Lewis (1 October 1998). A companion to California wine: an encyclopedia of wine and winemaking from the mission period to the present. University of California Press. p. 57. ISBN 978-0-520-21351-7. Retrieved 13 June 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)