Sanitarium, California

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Sanitarium is located in California
Location in California
Sanitarium is located in the United States
Sanitarium (the United States)
Coordinates: 38°32′42″N 122°28′32″W / 38.54500°N 122.47556°W / 38.54500; -122.47556Coordinates: 38°32′42″N 122°28′32″W / 38.54500°N 122.47556°W / 38.54500; -122.47556
Country United States
State California
CountyNapa County
Elevation587 ft (179 m)

Sanitarium (formerly, Crystal Springs)[2] is an unincorporated community in Napa County, California.[1] It lies at an elevation of 587 feet (179 m).[1] Sanitarium is located 2.5 miles (4.0 km) north of Saint Helena.[2]

The settlement was founded in 1878 by Seventh-day Adventists who opened a sanitarium that they called the Rural Health Retreat at Crystal Springs, later St. Helena Sanitarium, and now St. Helena Hospital.[2][3][4] The community that developed around the sanitarium was called Sanitarium.[2]

The Sanitarium post office operated from 1901 to 1970, when it was removed and renamed Deer Park.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sanitarium, California
  2. ^ a b c d e Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 696. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. ^ "Pacific Rural Press 17 April 1886 — California Digital Newspaper Collection". Retrieved 2019-12-17.
  4. ^ "Adventist Health St. Helena Fact Sheet - St. Helena, California (CA) - Adventist Health St. Helena, California". Retrieved 2019-12-17.