Lava, California

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Lava is a former settlement in El Dorado County, California.[1] It was located near Volcanoville.[1]

A post office operated at Lava from 1880 to 1881.[1] The town was named for volcanic rock deposits in the nearby valley.[2]


  1. ^ 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. 573. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  2. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 182.