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Ravendale
—  Unincorporated community  —
Ravendale is located in California
Ravendale
Location in California
Coordinates: 40°47′55″N 120°21′55″W / 40.79861°N 120.36528°W / 40.79861; -120.36528Coordinates: 40°47′55″N 120°21′55″W / 40.79861°N 120.36528°W / 40.79861; -120.36528
Country United States
State California
County Lassen County
Elevation [1] 5,305 ft (1,617 m)

Ravendale is an unincorporated community in Lassen County, California.[1] It is located 7 miles (11 km) southeast of Termo,[2] at an elevation of 5305 feet (1617 m).[1] Almost exactly halfway between these two cities, Rand McNally shows 54 driving miles to Susanville and about the same distance to Alturas.

The Ravendale post office opened in 1910, closed in 1920, and re-opened in 1921.[2]

Wired telephones in this area have telephone numbers following the pattern, (530) 234-xxxx. There is some cellular telephone coverage from unknown providers. The availability of PCS and Nextel coverage is undetermined. The ZIP Code is 96123.

There is a Ravendale Airport with the FAA identifier O39.

Susanville District, Ravendale Resource Area, Bureau of Land Management operates a fire station here. The fire station transmitter call sign is KMC407. There is also a Ravendale Volunteer Fire Department according to the California Department of Forestry, Lassen-Modoc Ranger Unit 2005 annual report.

Politics

In the state legislature Ravendale is located in the 1st Senate District, represented by Republican Dave Cox, and in the 3rd Assembly District, represented by Republican Rick Keene. Federally, Ravendale is located in California's 4th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +11[3] and is represented by Republican John Doolittle.

References

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: Ravendale, California
  2. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 411. ISBN 9781884995149.  
  3. ^ "Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest?". Campaign Legal Center Blog. http://www.clcblog.org/blog_item-85.html. Retrieved 2007-10-20.  
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