Centerville, Butte County, California

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Coordinates: 39°47′16″N 121°39′19″W / 39.78778°N 121.65528°W / 39.78778; -121.65528

Centerville, California
Centerville, California is located in California
Centerville, California
Centerville, California
Location in California
Centerville, California is located in the United States
Centerville, California
Centerville, California
Centerville, California (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°47′16″N 121°39′19″W / 39.78778°N 121.65528°W / 39.78778; -121.65528
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyButte County
Elevation659 ft (201 m)

Centerville is an unincorporated community in Butte County, California along Butte Creek. It was midway between Helltown and Diamondville.[2] The area is about one and three quarters miles, straight-line distance, west of Paradise.

Geography[edit]

The US Geological Survey defines it as a populated place with a feature ID of 1658249. The community is 659 feet (201 m) above mean sea level. The area is inside area code 530. Access to the area is via Honey Run Road off Skyway Avenue about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) east of State Route 99.

History[edit]

The community's ZIP code is 95928. The post office was named for John Adams, its first postmaster, and operated from 1880 to 1913.[2]

Centerville Cemetery is located less than a mile northeast at 39°47′58″N 121°38′46″W / 39.79944°N 121.64611°W / 39.79944; -121.64611 (NAD27).

Centerville Power Plant is a small hydroelectric power plant in the community. When the plant is in operation, the volume of water in the creek goes up. Signs downstream along Butte Creek warn that the water level can rise suddenly without warning. The facility was built about 1900 and generates electricity using water facilities that once supplied a hydraulic mine during California's Gold Rush.

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Centerville, Butte 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. 210. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.