Orrs Springs, California

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Orrs Springs
Orrs Springs is located in California
Orrs Springs
Orrs Springs
Location in California
Orrs Springs is located in the United States
Orrs Springs
Orrs Springs
Orrs Springs (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°13′46″N 123°21′53″W / 39.22944°N 123.36472°W / 39.22944; -123.36472Coordinates: 39°13′46″N 123°21′53″W / 39.22944°N 123.36472°W / 39.22944; -123.36472
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyMendocino County
Elevation1,001 ft (305 m)

Orrs Springs (formerly, Orr's Hot Sulphur Springs and Orrs) is a set of springs around which grew a resort and a stagecoach station in Mendocino County, California.[2] It is located 15 miles (24 km) almost directly north of Boonville,[3] at an elevation of 1001 feet (305 m).[1] However, it is accessible from Ukiah by following Orr Springs Rd.

The Orrs post office operated from 1889 to 1911 and from 1915 to 1933.[3] The name honored Samuel Orr, an early settler.[3] Orr's son established a stage station and a resort that still exists as Orr Hot Springs Resort.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Orrs Springs, California
  2. ^ Waring 1915, p. 83.
  3. ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 117. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.

Reference bibliography[edit]

  • Waring, Gerald Ashley (1915). Springs of California. U.S. Geological Survey Water Supply Paper. 338. U.S. Government Printing Office. doi:10.3133/wsp338.