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Coordinates: 41°55′41″N 124°08′49″W / 41.92806°N 124.14694°W / 41.92806; -124.14694

Smith River
—  Unincorporated community  —
Smith River is located in California
Smith River
Location in California
Coordinates: 41°55′41″N 124°08′49″W / 41.92806°N 124.14694°W / 41.92806; -124.14694
Country United States
State California
County Del Norte County
Elevation [1] 52 ft (16 m)

Smith River (formerly, Del Norte, Smith River Corners, Smith's River Valley, Smiths River,[2] and Smith's River[3]) is an unincorporated community in Del Norte County, California, United States. It is located 12 miles (19 km) north-northeast of Crescent City, 3 miles (4.8 km) east of the mouth of the Smith River,[3] at an elevation of 52 feet (16 m). As of 2000, the population was 2,003. The ZIP Code is 95567.[4] Its area code is 707. It is bordered by the Smith River National Recreation Area.

Politics

In the state legislature Smith River is located in the 4th Senate District, represented by Republican Sam Aanestad, and in the 1st Assembly District, represented by Democrat Patty Berg. Federally, Smith River is located in California's 1st congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of D +10[5] and is represented by Democrat Mike Thompson.

History

A post office was opened in 1863.[3]

One early settler of Smith River was William Dows Rexford who moved there with his sons in the early 1870s. [6]

References

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: Smith River, California
  2. ^ All U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: Smith River, California
  3. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 145. ISBN 9781884995149.  
  4. ^ USPS ZIP Code lookup tool
  5. ^ "Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest?". Campaign Legal Center Blog. http://www.clcblog.org/blog_item-85.html. Retrieved 2007-10-19.  
  6. ^ http://genealogy.wikia.com/wiki/William_Dows_Rexford_%281800-1875%29 Rexford Family History
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