Hardy, California

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Unincorporated community
Hardy is located in California
Hardy is located in the US
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°42′45″N 123°48′11″W / 39.71250°N 123.80306°W / 39.71250; -123.80306Coordinates: 39°42′45″N 123°48′11″W / 39.71250°N 123.80306°W / 39.71250; -123.80306
Country United States
State California
County Mendocino County
Elevation[1] 23 ft (7 m)

Hardy (formerly, Hardyville and Hardy Creek)[2] is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California.[1] It is located on California State Route 1 near the Pacific coast[3] 5.25 miles (8.4 km) north of Westport,[2] at an elevation of 23 feet (7 m).[1]

A post office operated at Hardy from 1902 to 1915.[2] The name honors R.A. Hardy, who owned a wharf nearby.[2] The mill at Hardy Creek (which was around the point from Juan Creek) was part of the Cottoneva Lumber Co. at Rockport. The mill had a wharf and a railroad. The town had a large hotel. The mill was operated by E. T. Dusenbury, one of the owners of the Cottoneva Lumber Co. The mill was destroyed by fire and was never rebuilt.



  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hardy, California
  2. ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 73. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ DeLorme California Atlas & Gazateer (2008) Yarmouth, Maine p.47 ISBN 0-89933-383-4
  4. ^ http://www.mendorailhistory.org/1_towns/towns/hardy_creek.htm