Presswood, California

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Unincorporated community
Presswood is located in California
Presswood is located in the US
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°10′06″N 123°12′21″W / 39.16833°N 123.20583°W / 39.16833; -123.20583Coordinates: 39°10′06″N 123°12′21″W / 39.16833°N 123.20583°W / 39.16833; -123.20583
Country United States
State California
County Mendocino County
Elevation[1] 620 ft (189 m)

Presswood is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California.[1] It is located on the Northwestern Pacific Railroad 1.25 miles (2 km) north of Ukiah,[2] at an elevation of 620 feet (189 m).[1] The community name recognized the product of a large Masonite factory built in 1948 to use the Ukiah labor force and the railroad shipping facilities. The factory closed in 2001 and was subsequently razed.[3]


This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Presswood has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[4]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Presswood, California
  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. 126. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ Tsai, Peijean. "Ukiah's lost economy -- Closure of Masonite, other manufacturers has left a hole". Mendocino Redwood Company. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Presswood, California