Pope Valley, California

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Pope Valley
Unincorporated community
Pope Valley is located in California
Pope Valley
Pope Valley
Location within the state of California
Coordinates: 38°37′8″N 122°26′8″W / 38.61889°N 122.43556°W / 38.61889; -122.43556Coordinates: 38°37′8″N 122°26′8″W / 38.61889°N 122.43556°W / 38.61889; -122.43556
Country United States
State California
CountyNapa
Elevation715 ft (218 m)
Time zonePacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes94567
Area code(s)707
GNIS feature ID230940[1]
 
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Pope Valley
Unincorporated community
Pope Valley is located in California
Pope Valley
Pope Valley
Location within the state of California
Coordinates: 38°37′8″N 122°26′8″W / 38.61889°N 122.43556°W / 38.61889; -122.43556Coordinates: 38°37′8″N 122°26′8″W / 38.61889°N 122.43556°W / 38.61889; -122.43556
Country United States
State California
CountyNapa
Elevation715 ft (218 m)
Time zonePacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST)PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes94567
Area code(s)707
GNIS feature ID230940[1]

Pope Valley is an unincorporated community located in the small valley of the same name in northern Napa County, California. It is east of Calistoga, north of Angwin, and borders Lake Berryessa, the second largest man-made lake in California. The zip code for Pope Valley is 94567, and the area code 707.

History[edit]

Pope Valley is the home of Aetna Springs Resort, a Registered Historic Place. Pope Valley was named after William (Julian) Pope who was granted property in Rancho Locoallomi in 1841 by acting Governor Manuel Jimeno.[2] On the afternoon of July 1, 2014, a large wildfire started in the Butts Canyon area and eventually burned 4300 acres.[3][4]

Geography[edit]

As of 1881, limestone was being mined in the northern part of Pope Valley.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Pope Valley has a population of 583 people, with 6.5 people per square mile. There are 304 males and 279 females residing in Pope Valley and the median age is 43.[6]

Government[edit]

In the state legislature, Pope Valley is in the 2nd Senate District, represented by Democrat Noreen Evans, and in the 7th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Michael Allen. Federally, Pope Valley is in California's 5th congressional district, represented by Democrat Mike Thompson.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pope Valley, California". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 684. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ "Fire In Napa County Burns Nearly 3,200 Acres, Mandatory Evacuations Continue". Local (CBS). KPIX. July 1, 2014. Retrieved 29 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Butts Canyon Fire more under control; remains at 4,300 acres". Napa Valley Register (Napa, CA: Lee Enterprises, Inc.). July 4, 2014. Retrieved August 29, 2014. 
  5. ^ History of Napa and Lake Counties, California: Comprising Their Geography, Geology, Topography, Climatography, Springs and Timber .... Slocum, Bowen & Company. 1881. p. 29. 
  6. ^ "Pope Valley, CA 94567 Population Growth and Population Statistics". CLRChoice, Inc. Retrieved 10 December 2012. 
  7. ^ "California's 5th Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC. Retrieved March 3, 2013.