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Golden Valley, California

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Although we found mention of Golden Valley during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Golden Valley 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.

One piece of information that we would especially like to find is the location (ie- GPS coordinates) of Golden Valley. If you can help us locate Golden Valley, please Contact Us.

About Golden Valley
Golden Valley is located in Los Angeles County (California).

Our Pages for Golden Valley ...

-profile   General information about Golden Valley
-nearby   What's in the neighborhood around Golden Valley
-bycounty   Nearest communities to Golden Valley (By-County)
-census   Census information for Golden Valley
-tidbits   Tidbits and trivia about Golden Valley
-genealogy   Our Genealogy Helper for Golden Valley
-summary   Summarized information
-map   Interactive map centered on Golden Valley
-tripmap   TripAdvisor Tourism pages
-misc   Miscellaneous information
-wishlist   Things we would like to know about Golden Valley
-glossary   This page...

Glossary and Definitions ...

FIPS Codes
In the past, the federal government created a set of codes that are used to uniquely identify States, Counties and Populated Places (such as a community like Golden Valley). These codes form the Federal Information Processing Standard. (specifically FIPS Document 55-3).

The State Code consists of two digits, the County Code consists of three digits and the Place Code consists of five digits. The County and Place Codes must be used together with the State Code to be truly unique.

For example, the following codes apply to the community of Golden Valley:

- State Code:  06 (California)

- State / County Code:  06 / 037 (Los Angeles County)

- State / Place Code:  06 / 30285

The FIPS Codes have been replaced by an ANSI standard and the GNIS Feature ID. Although obsolete, the FIPS Codes are still in use by some organizations.

For more information about the FIPS Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Golden Valley.

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Golden Valley and then turned west". While Golden Valley could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Golden Valley as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that Golden Valley could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

Since confusion between counties is common, we searched and weren't able to find another California community named Golden Valley.

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