Ono, California

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Ono is an unincorporated community in Shasta County, California. Ono's center is on County Road A16, locally known as Platina Road, the village's only access to the rest of the world. It is about 5 miles (8.0 km) from its neighbor, Igo,[1] and about 17 miles (27 km)[2] from Redding, the county seat.

According to tradition, the community was named for the answer ("Oh, no") usually given by a miner to his son when asked if the latter could accompany his father to work.[3] The name might instead be biblical in origin.[4]

Ono is a community in slow decline, which began in the late 1970s when it lost its primary school and post office to is local neighbor, Igo.

In 2020, the Zogg Fire destroyed several buildings in Ono, including the Ono Store and Ono Grange.[5]


According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Ono has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csa" on climate maps.[6]


  1. ^ Google (5 May 2013). "Directions from Ono to Igo" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  2. ^ Google (5 October 2012). "Directions from Ono to Redding" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 5 October 2012.
  3. ^ Remington, Frank L. (Sep 8, 1969). "Take a Good Look at the US Map. Towns Have the Craziest Names". The Milwaukee Journal. p. 1. Retrieved 18 May 2015.
  4. ^ Gallant, Frank K. (2012). A Place Called Peculiar: Stories about Unusual American Place-Names. Courier Dover Publications. p. 26. ISBN 9780486483603.
  5. ^ Chapman, Mike; Arthur, Damon. "Historic Ono Store, Ono Grange destroyed by Zogg Fire". Redding Record Searchlight. Retrieved 1 October 2020.
  6. ^ Climate Summary for Ono, California

Coordinates: 40°28′31″N 122°37′05″W / 40.47528°N 122.61806°W / 40.47528; -122.61806