Shumway, California

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Unincorporated community
Shumway is located in California
Shumway is located in the US
Location in California
Coordinates: 40°41′49″N 120°29′28″W / 40.69694°N 120.49111°W / 40.69694; -120.49111Coordinates: 40°41′49″N 120°29′28″W / 40.69694°N 120.49111°W / 40.69694; -120.49111
Country United States
State California
County Lassen County
Elevation[1] 5,079 ft (1,548 m)

Shumway is an unincorporated community in Lassen County, California.[1] It is located 14 miles (23 km) northwest of Karlo,[2] at an elevation of 5079 feet (1548 m).[1]

A post office operated at Shumway from 1887 to 1916.[2] The name honors Susie Shumway, its first postmaster.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Shumway, 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. 417. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.