Sites, California

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Sites
Sites is located in California
Sites
Sites
Coordinates: 39°18′32.40″N 122°20′20.40″W / 39.3090000°N 122.3390000°W / 39.3090000; -122.3390000Coordinates: 39°18′32.40″N 122°20′20.40″W / 39.3090000°N 122.3390000°W / 39.3090000; -122.3390000
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyColusa
Time zoneUTC-8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
95979
Area code(s)530

Sites is an unincorporated community in Colusa County, California, United States.[1] It lies at an elevation of 299 feet (91 m).Its ZIP code is 95979 and its area code is 530.

History[edit]

Carl E. Grunsky named the area for John H. Sites, a landholder, in 1887.[2] The same year, a Post Office was established. It was discontinued in 1968.[3]

Sites and the valley surrounding it have been considered a prime candidate for the location of a reservoir that would provide water to California as a whole.[4]

Politics[edit]

In the state legislature, Sites is in the 4th Senate District, represented by Republican Jim Nielsen,[5] and the 3rd Assembly District, represented by Republican James Gallagher.[6] Federally, Sites is in California's 3rd congressional district, represented by Democrat John Garamendi.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sites, Califonia". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Goode, Erwin G. (1949). California Place Names. University of California Press. p. 334.
  3. ^ Salley, Harold E. (1977). Hostiry of California Post Offices, 1849–1976. La Mesa, California: Postal History Associates. p. 205.
  4. ^ Martin, Mark (9 January 2007). "Governor's new state water plan to include 2 dams". San Francisco Chronicle. p. B-1. Retrieved 5 March 2009.
  5. ^ "Senators". State of California. Retrieved March 21, 2013.
  6. ^ "Members Assembly". State of California. Retrieved March 21, 2013.
  7. ^ "California's 3rd Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 1, 2013.

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