Willow Ranch, California

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Willow Ranch
Willow Ranch is located in California
Willow Ranch
Willow Ranch
Location in California
Willow Ranch is located in the United States
Willow Ranch
Willow Ranch
Willow Ranch (the United States)
Coordinates: 41°54′09″N 120°21′30″W / 41.90250°N 120.35833°W / 41.90250; -120.35833Coordinates: 41°54′09″N 120°21′30″W / 41.90250°N 120.35833°W / 41.90250; -120.35833
CountryUnited States
CountyModoc County
Elevation4,731 ft (1,442 m)

Willow Ranch (formerly, Willowranch)[2] is an unincorporated community in Modoc County, California.[1] It is 33.3 miles (54 km) north-northeast of Alturas,[2] at an elevation of 4731 feet (1442 m).[1]

The Willow Ranch post office opened in 1871, closed in 1882, re-opened in 1883, changed its name to Willowranch in 1896, moved in 1900, and changed its name back to Willow Ranch in 1950.[2]

The original site was about 2 miles (3.2 km) from the present one; the town moved to a place on the railroad line after it reached the area.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Willow Ranch, California
  2. ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 430. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.