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Welcome to Happy Valley ...

So far, we have found very little information about Happy Valley. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Happy Valley to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Happy Valley, please Contact Us.




Happy Valley would have been located within present day Calaveras County.

A typical abbreviation for Happy Valley: Happy Vly. (or less commonly used: Happy Vally. or Happy Vlly.)

While the community is gone, the present day location for Happy Valley is 1,500 feet [457 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: The area where Happy Valley was located is in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

If Happy Valley still existed, it would have been in the (209) area code.

Communities near Happy Valley ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving it.<3>.

Community   2017<4>
Population
DirectionDistance
Amador City   [Map]   190   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Angels City   [Map]   ---   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Angels   [Map]   3,807   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Glencoe   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Ione   [Map]   7,827   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Jackson   [Map]   4,740   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Happy Valley.

Communities Also Named Happy Valley ...

While we believe that this Happy Valley is located in Calaveras County, we know of another 3 California communities named Happy Valley. Those communities are located in the following counties: El Dorado, Los Angeles and Shasta County.

Beyond California, there are 32 communities that are also named Happy Valley - they are located in Alaska (2), British Columbia, Florida, Georgia (3), Hawaii, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York (2), Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina (2), Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee (2), Texas (2), Utah, Virginia and Washington (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Happy Valley.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Happy Valley. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Happy Valley. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Happy Valley.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Happy Valley:

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The official website for Calaveras County: www.co.calaveras.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: www.state.ca.us/



Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Happy Valley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Happy Valley - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Happy Valley. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Happy Valley) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Happy Valley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2999, Longitude: -120.6838     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Happy Valley have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Happy Valley.

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