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Leona Valley
—  Unincorporated town  —
Location within Los Angeles county
Leona Valley is located in California
Leona Valley
Location within the state of California
Coordinates: 34°37′6″N 118°17′14″W / 34.61833°N 118.28722°W / 34.61833; -118.28722Coordinates: 34°37′6″N 118°17′14″W / 34.61833°N 118.28722°W / 34.61833; -118.28722
Country United States
State California
County Los Angeles
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 93551
Area code(s) 661
FIPS code
GNIS feature ID

Leona Valley is an unincorporated town located in the geographic Leona Valley of Los Angeles County, California, just west of Palmdale. The town has a population of about 2,200.

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Geography

Leona Valley is located about 10 miles (20 km) west of the Palmdale Civic Center in Southern California. Leona Valley town is located in its namesake, Leona Valley. This valley is a long narrow valley separated from the Antelope Valley by the San Andreas fault ridge, known as Ritter Ridge, so named after one of the settlers from Nebraska in the 1880s. The valley is about a mile wide and 25 miles (40 km) in length. The geographic Leona Valley is also home to the towns of Lake Hughes and Lake Elizabeth.

The ZIP Code is 93551 and the community is inside area code 661.

About Leona Valley

Leona Valley is best known for its agriculture, particularly cherries. The town of Leona Valley holds its annual Leona Valley Cherry Festival in honor of its agricultural heritage.

Leona Valley's history can be best described as land abundant with cattle ranches. In the mid-1800s, after the departure of the Shoshone Indians – the area's original inhabitants – immigrants from Spain and Mexico quickly established themselves within the land. The majority of the Spanish and the Mexican immigrants were primarily interested in the land in order to establish cattle ranches. During the 1880s, the ranches were broken up into smaller homesteads by farmers from Germany, France and the state of Nebraska.

Although the majority of those homesteads were sold and subdivided by developers, Leona Valley presently maintains an image of beauty and splendor with its large custom homes situated on vast area.

Government and infrastructure

The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services operates the Antelope Valley Health Center in Lancaster, serving Leona Valley.[1]

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