Rohnerville, California

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Coordinates: 40°34′01″N 124°08′08″W / 40.56694°N 124.13556°W / 40.56694; -124.13556

Old Town Rohnerville
Old Town Rohnerville
Rohnerville is located in California
Location in California
Rohnerville is located in the United States
Rohnerville (the United States)
Coordinates: 40°34′01″N 124°08′08″W / 40.56694°N 124.13556°W / 40.56694; -124.13556
CountryUnited States
CountyHumboldt County
Elevation197 ft (60 m)

Rohnerville (formerly, Eel River)[2] is an unincorporated community in Humboldt County, California.[1] It is located 2.25 miles (3.6 km) southeast of Fortuna,[2] at an elevation of 197 feet (60 m).[1]

The Eel River post office opened in 1857 and changed its name to Rohnerville in 1874 in honor of the town's founder, Henry Rohner.[2]

The town is now part of Fortuna, California.


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, Rohnerville has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rohnerville, California
  2. ^ 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. 134. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Rohnerville, California