Piercy, California

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Unincorporated community
Piercy is located in California
Location in California
Piercy is located in the US
Piercy (the US)
Coordinates: 39°57′59″N 123°47′43″W / 39.96639°N 123.79528°W / 39.96639; -123.79528Coordinates: 39°57′59″N 123°47′43″W / 39.96639°N 123.79528°W / 39.96639; -123.79528
Country United States
State California
County Mendocino County
Elevation[1] 794 ft (242 m)

Piercy is an unincorporated community in Mendocino County, California.[1] It is located on the South Fork of the Eel River 9 miles (14 km) north-northwest of Leggett,[2] at an elevation of 794 feet (242 m).[1]

The first post office at Piercy opened in 1920.[2] The name honors Sam Piercy, who settled there around 1900.[2]


This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Piercy has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[3]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Piercy, California
  2. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 122. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Piercy, California

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