Pomo, California

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Unincorporated community
Pomo is located in California
Pomo is located in the US
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°18′24″N 123°05′45″W / 39.30667°N 123.09583°W / 39.30667; -123.09583Coordinates: 39°18′24″N 123°05′45″W / 39.30667°N 123.09583°W / 39.30667; -123.09583
Country United States
State California
County Mendocino County
Elevation[1] 942 ft (287 m)

Pomo is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California.[1] It is located 1.25 miles (2 km) southeast of Potter Valley,[2] at an elevation of 942 feet (287 m).[1]

A post office operated at Pomo from 1870 to 1871, from 1872 to 1881, and from 1882 to 1911.[2]

It is named after a village of the Pomo people, itself named Pomo, which stood nearby.[3]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pomo, California
  2. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 124. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ Kroeber, Alfred L. (1916), "California place names of Indian origin" (PDF), University of California Publications in American Archaeology and Ethnology, 12 (2): 31–69 .