Sunnyslope, Butte County, California

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Coordinates: 39°22′03″N 121°25′55″W / 39.36750°N 121.43194°W / 39.36750; -121.43194

Sunnyslope is located in California
Location in California
Sunnyslope is located in the United States
Sunnyslope (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°22′03″N 121°25′55″W / 39.36750°N 121.43194°W / 39.36750; -121.43194
CountryUnited States
CountyButte County
Elevation548 ft (167 m)

Sunnyslope is an unincorporated community in Butte County, California, United States.[1]


The settlement was founded as Sunnyslope Avocado Nursery in 1912.[2] The nursery was noted for cultivating two new avocado varieties, the Duke and the Benedict.[2][3]

Sunnyslope was described in 1977 as "an early land colony real estate development".[4] In 2007, Sunnyslope had an estimated population of 20, and was noted as one of 51 "fire threatened communities" in rural Butte County.[5]


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sunnyslope
  2. ^ a b Zentmyer, George A.; Thorn, William A.; Burns, Robert M. (1963). "The Duke Avocado" (PDF). California Avocado Society 1963 Yearbook. 47: 28–36.
  3. ^ Yearbook of the California Avocado Society for the Year 1950. California Avocado Society. 1950. pp. 6, 16.
  4. ^ Dunn, Forrest D. (1977). "Butte County Place Names". Association for Northern California Records and Research.
  5. ^ "Butte County Multi-Jurisdictional All Hazard Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan" (PDF). County of Butte, California. 2007.