Newhall, Santa Clarita, California

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Newhall, Santa Clarita, California
Community of Santa Clarita
Newhall, 1919
Newhall, 1919
Newhall, Santa Clarita, California is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
Newhall, Santa Clarita, California
Newhall, Santa Clarita, California
Position in Los Angeles County
Coordinates: 34°23′2″N 118°31′50″W / 34.38389°N 118.53056°W / 34.38389; -118.53056Coordinates: 34°23′2″N 118°31′50″W / 34.38389°N 118.53056°W / 34.38389; -118.53056
Country  United States of America
State  California
County Los Angeles
City Santa Clarita
Elevation[1] 418 m (1,373 ft)
Population (2008)
 • Total 52,386
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP Code 91321–91322, 91381–91382
Area code(s) 661
GNIS feature ID 2583151
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Newhall, Santa Clarita, California

Newhall is the southernmost and oldest community of Santa Clarita, California. Prior to the 1987 consolidation of Canyon Country, Saugus, Newhall, and other neighboring communities into the city of Santa Clarita, it was an unincorporated area. It was the first permanent town in the Santa Clarita Valley.

History

Named after businessman Henry Mayo Newhall, Newhall is home to the William S. Hart County Park, featuring tours of the famous silent movie maker's mansion. Newhall is also home to the Pioneer Oil Refinery (California Historical Landmark, No. 172), the oldest surviving oil refinery in the world and the first commercially successful refinery in California. Over the years, Newhall has been the location for many movies, including Suddenly (1954) and Disney's The World's Greatest Athlete (1973). The TV-series The Magnificent Seven was also for the most part filmed in Newhall.[2]

The Lyons Station Stagecoach Stop was a few miles away from where the town now stands.[3]

Newhall was the site of the Newhall massacre, in which four California Highway Patrol officers were shot to death on April 6, 1970, during a traffic stop of two heavily armed career criminals. This led to increased emphasis on officer safety both within the CHP and nationwide.

Climate

This region experiences hot and dry summers. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Newhall has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[4]

Notable people

See also

References

Notes
  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Newhall, Santa Clarita, California
  2. ^ Rowan, Terry (2013). The American Western A Complete Film Guide. Lulu Press, Inc. Page 252. ISBN 9781300418580.
  3. ^ LYONS STATION STAGECOACH STOP - OHP
  4. ^ "Newhall, California Köppen Climate Classification (Weatherbase)". Weatherbase. Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  5. ^ [1] "Movie Magic in Placerita Canyon" www.scvhistory (society). Melody Ranch history
  6. ^ Klein, Gary (June 7, 2012). "UCLA's Trevor Brown is Bruins' 'Mr. Everything'". Los Angeles Times. 
  7. ^ Complete Game: The Story of Andrew Lorraine, Part 1 of 3
  8. ^ Duquette, Jim (January 22, 2015). "Ranking the top five likeliest suitors for Shields". MLB.com. 

External links

  • "Complete History of Newhall". Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society. Retrieved 2004-07-04.  (Photos, text, TV shows)
  • Newhall Information on SantaClarita.com
  • Hub for Newhall history and redevelopment info
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