Paynesville, California

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Town was named after Frank H. Payne, May 15, 1866- July 26, 1949. He was the Justice of the Peace, was a PVT Co D 1 BN NEV INF in the Spanish American War. Married Hazel ( PhillipsCoordinates: 38°48′33″N 119°46′46″W / 38.80917°N 119.77944°W / 38.80917; -119.77944) -Payne, a native Washo Indian- made residence and raised 4 children

Paynesville is located in California
Location in California
Paynesville is located in the United States
Paynesville (the United States)
Coordinates: 38°48′33″N 119°46′46″W / 38.80917°N 119.77944°W / 38.80917; -119.77944
CountryUnited States
CountyAlpine County
Elevation5,118 ft (1,560 m)

Paynesville is an unincorporated community in Alpine County, California. It is located on the Carson River a quarter mile (0.4 km) northeast of Woodfords,[2] at an elevation of 5118 feet (1560 m).


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Paynesville, California
  2. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1193. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.

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