Howell Mountain, California

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Howell Mountain
Howell Mountain is located in California
Howell Mountain
Howell Mountain
Location in California
Howell Mountain is located in the United States
Howell Mountain
Howell Mountain
Howell Mountain (the United States)
Coordinates: 38°34′53″N 122°27′04″W / 38.58139°N 122.45111°W / 38.58139; -122.45111Coordinates: 38°34′53″N 122°27′04″W / 38.58139°N 122.45111°W / 38.58139; -122.45111
Country United States
State California
CountyNapa County
Elevation1,683 ft (513 m)

Howell Mountain (formerly, White Cottage)[2] is an unincorporated community in the Vaca Mountains, within Napa County, California.[1] It lies at an elevation of 1683 feet (513 m).[1]


In August 2020, Howell Mountain was evacuated due to the Hennessey Fire, which resulted in the burning of over 315,000 acres (127,476 ha) in five counties, including near Howell Mountain.[3]


Howell Mountain is located 5.5 miles (8.9 km) north-northeast of Saint Helena.[2]

For census purposes, it forms part of the Angwin census-designated place.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Howell Mountain, California
  2. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 644. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. ^ "Hennessey Fire Information". CAL FIRE. Retrieved 17 August 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)