Centerville, Shasta County, California

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Centerville, California
Centerville, California is located in California
Centerville, California
Centerville, California
Coordinates: 40°31′06″N 122°29′07″W / 40.51833°N 122.48528°W / 40.51833; -122.48528Coordinates: 40°31′06″N 122°29′07″W / 40.51833°N 122.48528°W / 40.51833; -122.48528
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyShasta
Elevation
866 ft (264 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
Area code(s)530
GNIS feature ID1658250[1]

Centerville is an unincorporated community in Shasta County, California, United States. Centerville is 6.5 miles (10.5 km) southwest of Redding.

History[edit]

The community was originally named Larkin after John Larkin, who owned a store and saloon in the community. A post office was located in the community from 1899 until 1912.[2]

In 2018, the community was evacuated due to the Carr Fire, which destroyed homes in the community.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Centerville, Shasta County, California
  2. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 210. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. ^ Schultz, Jim; Chapman, Mike. "Update: Sunset West, Sunset Terrace neighborhoods re-opened for residents". Redding Record Searchlight. Retrieved 2 August 2018.