Pentz, California

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Coordinates: 39°39′19″N 121°35′02″W / 39.65528°N 121.58389°W / 39.65528; -121.58389 For people with the surname, see Pentz (surname).

Pentz, California
Pentz, California is located in California
Pentz, California
Pentz, California
Location in California
Pentz, California is located in the United States
Pentz, California
Pentz, California
Pentz, California (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°39′19″N 121°35′02″W / 39.65528°N 121.58389°W / 39.65528; -121.58389
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyButte County
Elevation440 ft (134 m)

Pentz (formerly, Lyon Ranch and Pence) is an unincorporated community in Butte County, California. It is located in the Messilla Valley, 7 miles (11 km) south-southeast of Paradise,[2] at an elevation of 440 feet (134 m). The place was founded in 1850 by Manoah Pence, who became the first postmaster when the post office was opened in 1864.[2] The post office closed in 1912.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pentz, California
  2. ^ 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. 291. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.