Pieta, California

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Pieta
1912 postcard of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad station at Pieta
1912 postcard of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad station at Pieta
Pieta is located in California
Pieta
Pieta
Location in California
Pieta is located in the United States
Pieta
Pieta
Pieta (the United States)
Coordinates: 38°55′36″N 123°03′19″W / 38.92667°N 123.05528°W / 38.92667; -123.05528Coordinates: 38°55′36″N 123°03′19″W / 38.92667°N 123.05528°W / 38.92667; -123.05528
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyMendocino County
Elevation476 ft (145 m)

Pieta is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California.[1] It is located near the mouth of Pieta Creek 5 miles (8 km) southeast of Hopland,[2] at an elevation of 476 feet (145 m).[1]

A post office operated at Pieta from 1891 to 1897.[2] The name honors a local Native American chief.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pieta, 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. 122. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.