Davis Creek, California

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Davis Creek
Davis Creek is located in California
Davis Creek
Davis Creek
Location in California
Davis Creek is located in the United States
Davis Creek
Davis Creek
Davis Creek (the United States)
Coordinates: 41°44′00″N 120°22′19″W / 41.73333°N 120.37194°W / 41.73333; -120.37194Coordinates: 41°44′00″N 120°22′19″W / 41.73333°N 120.37194°W / 41.73333; -120.37194
CountryUnited States
CountyModoc County
Elevation4,846 ft (1,477 m)

Davis Creek is an unincorporated community in Modoc County, California.[1] It is located 19 miles (31 km) north-northeast of Alturas,[2] at an elevation of 4846 feet (1477 m).[1] There is a post office, service station, and mini-mart housed in a single structure. The ZIP Code is 96108. The community is inside area code 530.


Settlement of Goose Lake Valley at Davis Creek began with a single log cabin in 1869.[3] The Davis Creek post office opened in 1877, and changed its name to Davis Creek in 1879.[2]

During Goose Lake's high-water years, at least from 1908 to 1912, Davis Creek served as the southern port on the lake to and from which the ferry, Lakeview carried passengers and cargo for the town of Lakeview, Oregon at the north end of the lake. The Nevada-California-Oregon Railway from Reno reached Davis Creek in 1911. The port fell into disuse as lake waters receded and the railroad was completed to Lakeview.[3]

A 1913 book described Davis Creek as being on Goose Lake and having a population of 150.[4]

In the early 1960s, U.S. Route 395 was realigned, bypassing Davis Creek's business section, leading to the closure of most businesses there, and the construction of a newer general store on the new highway.[3]


In the state legislature, Davis Creek is in the 1st Senate District, represented by Republican Ted Gaines, and in the 2nd Assembly District, represented by Republican Jim Nielsen.

Federally, Davis Creek is in California's 1st congressional district, represented by Republican Doug LaMalfa.[5]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Davis Creek, 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. 370. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. ^ a b c Pease, Robert W. (1965). Modoc County; University of California Publications in Geography, Volume 17. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press. pp. 82, 108, 147.
  4. ^ Drury, Wells; Aubrey Drury (1913). California tourist guide and handbook: authentic description of routes of travel and points of interest in California. Western guidebook company. p. 248. Retrieved 2009-06-16.
  5. ^ "California's 1st Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2013.