Hayden Hill, California

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Hayden Hill
Unincorporated community
Hayden Hill is located in California
Hayden Hill
Hayden Hill
Hayden Hill is located in the US
Hayden Hill
Hayden Hill
Location in California
Coordinates: 40°59′44″N 120°53′14″W / 40.99556°N 120.88722°W / 40.99556; -120.88722Coordinates: 40°59′44″N 120°53′14″W / 40.99556°N 120.88722°W / 40.99556; -120.88722
Country United States
State California
County Lassen County
Elevation[1] 5,715 ft (1,742 m)

Hayden Hill (also, Providence City, Mount Hope, Hayden, Hayden City and Haydenhill)[2] is an unincorporated community in Lassen County, California.[1] It is located 11.5 miles (19 km) north of Lava Peak,[2] at an elevation of 5715 feet (1742 m).[1]

The Hayden post office operated from 1871 to 1875.[2] The Hayden Hill post office operated from 1878 to 1887, re-opened in 1888, changed its name to Haydenhill in 1895, and closed in 1912, re-opened in 1915 and closed for good in 1919.[2] The name Providence City came from the nearby Provindence Mine.[2] Hayden is the name of geologist Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden.[3]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hayden Hill, California
  2. ^ a b c d e 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. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 153.