Willow Ranch, California
|Elevation||4,731 ft (1,442 m)|
Willow Ranch (formerly, Willowranch) is an unincorporated community in Modoc County, California. It is 33.3 miles (54 km) north-northeast of Alturas, at an elevation of 4731 feet (1442 m).
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.
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.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Willow Ranch, California
- 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.
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