Poonkiny, California

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Poonkiny is a former settlement in Mendocino County, California.[1] It was located 12 miles (19 km) southwest of Covelo.[1]

A post office operated at Poonkiny from 1896 to 1900.[1]

It is named after the word for wormwood in the language of the Yuki tribe.[2]


  1. ^ 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. 43. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  2. ^ Kroeber, Alfred L. (1916), "California place names of Indian origin" (PDF), University of California Publications in American Archaeology and Ethnology, 12 (2): 31–69, archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-20