Union Hill, California

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Union Hill
Former settlement
Union Hill is located in California
Union Hill
Union Hill
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°12′20″N 121°02′15″W / 39.20556°N 121.03750°W / 39.20556; -121.03750Coordinates: 39°12′20″N 121°02′15″W / 39.20556°N 121.03750°W / 39.20556; -121.03750
Country  United States
State  California
County Nevada County
Elevation[1] 2,700 ft (823 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)

Union Hill is a former settlement in Nevada County, California, 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Grass Valley.[2] Its elevation is 2,700 ft (820 m) above sea level.[1]

The Union Hill School District, established in 1868, continues to operate in Grass Valley.


Travelers could reach Union Hill via the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad.[3] Its station was located south of Grass Valley and north of Colfax.[4]


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Union Hill, California
  2. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 571. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ Preston, E. M. (1886). Nevada County, the famous Bartlett pear belt of California. Digitized Aug 29, 2008. Nevada County Land and Improvement Association. Brown & Calkins, Printers. p. 51. 
  4. ^ Shearer, Frederick E. (1882). The Pacific Tourist: J.R. Bowman's Illustrated Transcontinental Guide of Travel, from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean (Digitized Jan 30, 2008 ed.). J.R. Bowman. p. 253.