Hawley, California

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Unincorporated community
Hawley is located in California
Location in California
Hawley is located in the US
Hawley (the US)
Coordinates: 39°48′39″N 120°21′18″W / 39.81083°N 120.35500°W / 39.81083; -120.35500Coordinates: 39°48′39″N 120°21′18″W / 39.81083°N 120.35500°W / 39.81083; -120.35500
Country  United States
State  California
County Plumas County
Elevation[1] 4,882 ft (1,488 m)

Hawley is an unincorporated community in Plumas County, California.[1] It lies at an elevation of 4882 feet (1488 m).[1] Hawley is located on the Western Pacific Railroad, 6.25 miles (10.1 km) east of Portola.[2] It was named for Karl Onis Hawley who was head surveyor that surveyed the Feather River Canyon for the Western Pacific Railroad. Photos taken by him are available online.[3]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hawley, California
  2. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 384. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ http://issuu.com/youknowcj/docs/building_the_railroad