Welcome to Avenal ...
Although we found mention of Avenal during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Avenal was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists.
While we are confident that Avenal was located in San Luis Obispo County, we don't know its actual location within the county.
We've added Avenal to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. We would especially like to find the location of Avenal - knowing its coordinates, we can explore things like its relationship to neighboring communities, nearby cemeteries, etc. If you can help us with Avenal, please Contact Us.
From The Origin of Certain Place Names,<2> the origin of Avenal is described as "A Spanish term, meaning an oat field or a field sown with oats."
Time Zone: The area where we believe that Avenal might be (or was) located is in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
We believe that Avenal would be found within the (805) area code.