Hayden Hill, California

Hayden Hill (also, Providence City, Mount Hope, Hayden, Hayden City and Haydenhill)[2] is an unincorporated community in Lassen County, California.[1] It is located 11.5 miles (19 km) north of Lava Peak,[2] at an elevation of 5715 feet (1742 m).[1]

Hayden Hill
Hayden Hill is located in California
Hayden Hill
Hayden Hill
Location in California
Hayden Hill is located in the United States
Hayden Hill
Hayden Hill
Hayden Hill (the United States)
Coordinates: 40°59′44″N 120°53′14″W / 40.99556°N 120.88722°W / 40.99556; -120.88722Coordinates: 40°59′44″N 120°53′14″W / 40.99556°N 120.88722°W / 40.99556; -120.88722
CountryUnited States
CountyLassen County
Elevation5,715 ft (1,742 m)

The Hayden post office operated from 1871 to 1875.[2] The Hayden Hill post office operated from 1878 to 1887, re-opened in 1888, changed its name to Haydenhill in 1895, and closed in 1912, re-opened in 1915 and closed for good in 1919.[2] The name Providence City came from the nearby Provindence Mine.[2] Hayden is the name of geologist Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden.[3]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hayden Hill, California
  2. ^ a b c d e Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 384. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 153.