Imola, California

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unincorporated community
Imola is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°16′43″N 122°16′50″W / 38.27861°N 122.28056°W / 38.27861; -122.28056Coordinates: 38°16′43″N 122°16′50″W / 38.27861°N 122.28056°W / 38.27861; -122.28056
Country  United States
State  California
County Napa County
Elevation[1] 7 ft (2 m)

Imola is an unincorporated community in Napa County, California.[1] It lies at an elevation of 7 feet (2 m).[1] Imola is located on the Southern Pacific Railroad, 1.25 miles (2.0 km) south of Napa.[2]

The Imola post office opened in 1920, and closed in 1953.[2]

Imola was the site of the Napa State Hospital (originally housing people diagnosed "insane"). Imola was named for Imola in Italy, which also hosted an insane asylum.[2] Parts of Imola were annexed to the city of Napa, other parts remain unincorporated.


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Imola, 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.