Pope Valley, California

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Pope Valley, California
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Pope Valley, California is located in California
Pope Valley, California
Pope Valley, California
Location within the state of California
Coordinates: 38°37′8″N 122°26′8″W / 38.61889°N 122.43556°W / 38.61889; -122.43556Coordinates: 38°37′8″N 122°26′8″W / 38.61889°N 122.43556°W / 38.61889; -122.43556
Country United States
State California
715 ft (218 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
Area code707
GNIS feature ID230940[1]

Pope Valley is an unincorporated community located in the small valley of the same name in the Vaca Mountains and northern Napa County, California.

It is east of Calistoga, north of Angwin, and borders Lake Berryessa, the second largest man-made lake in California. The zip code for Pope Valley is 94567, and the area code 707.


Pope Valley is the home of Aetna Springs Resort, a Registered Historic Place. Pope Valley was named after William (Julian) Pope who was granted property in Rancho Locoallomi in 1841 by acting Governor Manuel Jimeno.[2]

On the afternoon of July 1, 2014, a large wildfire started in the Butts Canyon area and eventually burned 4300 acres.[3][4]

In August 2020, parts of Pope Valley was evacuated due to the Hennessey Fire, which resulted in the burning of over 315,000 acres (492 sq mi) in five counties, including in Pope Valley.[5]


As of 1881, limestone was being mined in the northern part of Pope Valley.[6]


Pope Valley has a population of 583 people, with 6.5 people per square mile. There are 304 males and 279 females residing in Pope Valley and the median age is 43.[7]


In the California State Legislature, Pope Valley is in the 3rd Senate District, represented by Democrat Bill Dodd, and in the 4th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Cecilia Aguiar-Curry.[8]

In the United States House of Representatives, Pope Valley is in California's 5th congressional district, represented by Republican Tom McClintock.[9]


  1. ^ "Pope Valley, California". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior.
  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. 684. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. ^ "Fire In Napa County Burns Nearly 3,200 Acres, Mandatory Evacuations Continue". Local. CBS. KPIX. July 1, 2014. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Butts Canyon Fire more under control; remains at 4,300 acres". Napa Valley Register. Napa, CA: Lee Enterprises, Inc. July 4, 2014. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  5. ^ "Hennessey Fire Information". CAL FIRE. Archived from the original on 2020-08-18. Retrieved 17 August 2020.
  6. ^ History of Napa and Lake Counties, California: Comprising Their Geography, Geology, Topography, Climatography, Springs and Timber ... Slocum, Bowen & Company. 1881. p. 29.
  7. ^ "Pope Valley, CA 94567 Population Growth and Population Statistics". CLRChoice, Inc. Retrieved 10 December 2012.
  8. ^ "Statewide Database". UC Regents. Archived from the original on February 1, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  9. ^ "California's 5th Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2013.