Bald Hills, California

Bald Hills is a former settlement in Klamath County, now located in Humboldt County, California.[1] It was located 10 miles (16 km) southeast of Orick.[1] In 1862 it was described as being between Trinidad and Orleans Bar, and within an easy day's travel from Fort Gaston.[2]

A post office operated at Bald Hills from November 25, 1867 to January 23, 1878.[1] [3] It may have been a post office earlier, according to a news item from Alta California, November 29, 1862. It said that the post office at Bald Hills was burned at the same time as the one at Albeeville.[4]

The name of the place comes from the nearby Bald Hills.[1]


  1. Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 117. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  2. Alta California, 29 November 1862, "From Northern California."
  3. Frickstad, Walter N., A Century of California Post Offices 1848-1954, Philatelic Research Society, Oakland, CA. 1955, pp. 40-49.
  4. Alta California, 29 November 1862, "From Northern California."

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