Orwood, California

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Amtrak San Joaquin in Orwood in 1976
Amtrak San Joaquin in Orwood in 1976
Orwood is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 37°56′24″N 121°34′08″W / 37.94000°N 121.56889°W / 37.94000; -121.56889Coordinates: 37°56′24″N 121°34′08″W / 37.94000°N 121.56889°W / 37.94000; -121.56889
CountryUnited States
CountyContra Costa County
Elevation3 ft (1 m)
GNIS ID[1][2]252758
FIPS code[1][2]06-54456

Orwood is an unincorporated community in Contra Costa County, California, United States.[1] It is located on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad 7 miles (11 km) east of Brentwood,[3] at an elevation of 3 feet (1 m). The ZIP Code is 94514. The community is inside area code 925.

A post office operated at Orwood from 1913 to 1921.[3] Orwood is named after its promoter, Orville Y. Woodward.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d "Orwood (Contra Costa County, California)". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved May 10, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "FIPS55 Data: California". FIPS55 Data. United States Geological Survey. February 23, 2006. Archived from the original on June 18, 2006. Retrieved May 10, 2014. External link in |work= (help)
  3. ^ 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. 676. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.