Requa, California

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Unincorporated community
Requa is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 41°32′48″N 124°03′59″W / 41.54667°N 124.06639°W / 41.54667; -124.06639Coordinates: 41°32′48″N 124°03′59″W / 41.54667°N 124.06639°W / 41.54667; -124.06639
Country United States
State California
County Del Norte County
Elevation[1] 125 ft (38 m)

Requa (also called Karok) (Karuk: thúfip,[2] Tolowa: taa-chit’ [3]) is an unincorporated community in Del Norte County, California. It is on the north bank of the Klamath River less than a mile (1.6 km) from its mouth,[4] at an elevation of 125 feet (38 m).

A post office operated at Requa from 1878 to 1970, with intermittent closures in 1883 and moves in 1895 and 1898.[4] The name is a corruption of the old Native American settlement, Rekwoi.[4]

On May 20, 2012, Requa was the first town on the North American continent to experience an annular eclipse from the centerline since May 10, 1994.


  1. ^ "Requa". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Bright, William; Susan Gehr. "Karuk Dictionary and Texts". Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  3. ^ "Siletz Talking Dictionary". Retrieved 2012-06-04. 
  4. ^ 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. 131. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.