Hobart Mills, California

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Hobart Mills
Former settlement
Hobart Mills is located in California
Hobart Mills
Hobart Mills
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°40′00″N 120°18′00″W / 39.66667°N 120.30000°W / 39.66667; -120.30000Coordinates: 39°40′00″N 120°18′00″W / 39.66667°N 120.30000°W / 39.66667; -120.30000
Country United States
State California
County Nevada County
Elevation 5,880 ft (1,790 m)

Hobart Mills is a former settlement in Nevada County, California. It is situated at an elevation of 5,880 ft (1,790 m) above sea level.[1]

The town is named after Walter Scott Hobart, Sr. who operated a sawmill in the area since 1897.[2] Hobart was a leading lumberman in the Lake Tahoe district from 1860's until his death in 1892.[3]

There was a post office in the town during the peiod of 1900 through 1938.[4]

The politician, Patrick J. Hillings, was born in Hobart Mills.[5]


This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Hobart Mills has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[6]


  1. ^ "Populated Place in Nevada County, California, USA.". placenames.com. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  2. ^ Richards, Gordon (June 19, 2007). "Building the new town of Hobart Mills". sierrasun.com. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  3. ^ Gudde, Erwin G. (1998). California place names : the origin and etymology of current geographical names (4th ed., rev. and enl. ed.). Berkeley: University of California Press. p. 166. ISBN 0-520-21316-5. 
  4. ^ "Hobart Mills 1912 4a-bar 1900-1938 PC.". postalhistory.com. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  5. ^ "Hobart Mills: Patrick J. Hillings 1923". politicalgraveyard.com. Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  6. ^ Climate Summary for Hobart Mills, California