Newhall, Santa Clarita, California

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Newhall, Santa Clarita, California
Neighborhood of Santa Clarita
Newhall, 1919
Newhall, 1919
Newhall, Santa Clarita, California is located in Los Angeles Metropolitan Area
Newhall, Santa Clarita, California
Newhall, Santa Clarita, California
Position in Los Angeles County.
Coordinates: 34°23′2″N 118°31′50″W / 34.38389°N 118.53056°W / 34.38389; -118.53056Coordinates: 34°23′2″N 118°31′50″W / 34.38389°N 118.53056°W / 34.38389; -118.53056
Country  United States of America
State  California
County Los Angeles
City Santa Clarita
Elevation[1] 418 m (1,373 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 52,386
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP Code 91321–91322, 91381–91382
Area code(s) 661
GNIS feature ID 2583151
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Newhall, Santa Clarita, California

Newhall is the southernmost and oldest district of Santa Clarita, California. Prior to the 1987 consolidation of Canyon Country, Saugus, Newhall, and other geographically proximate settlements into the conglomerate city of Santa Clarita, it was an independent but unincorporated town. It was the first permanent Anglo settlement in the valley. The Lyons Station Stagecoach Stop was located where the town now stands.

Named after businessman Henry Newhall, Newhall is home to the William S. Hart County Park, featuring tours of the famous silent movie maker's mansion. Newhall is also home to the Pioneer Oil Refinery (California Historical Landmark, No. 72), the oldest surviving oil refinery in the world and the first commercially successful refinery in California. Over the years, Newhall has been the location for many movies, including Suddenly (1954) and Disney's The World's Greatest Athlete (1973).

Newhall was the site of the Newhall massacre, in which four California Highway Patrol officers were shot to death on April 6, 1970, during a traffic stop of two heavily armed career criminals. This led to increased emphasis on officer safety both within the CHP and nationwide.


This region experiences hot and dry summers. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Newhall has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[2]

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