California - Northern

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Nifty-Chicken, Jan 13, 2007.

  1. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    I know there are a bunch of us Northern California types here (yeah, I'm talking to you).

    Now, the question is where do we draw the line between North and South? [​IMG][​IMG]

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  2. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Dec 26, 2006
    Both Coasts

    We draw the line between North and South just South of us, LOL.

    Chel <<<
  3. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bryant Alabama
    Rob, I always felt the Grapevine was the road out of No. Cal. That would be just south of Fresno. Good question tho.

    Jaynie, Bryant Alabama, ( Raised in Calif)
  4. Fuzzbutt

    Fuzzbutt New Egg

    Jan 17, 2007
    There really isn't a line between Northern and Southern Calif because you have to fit Central Calif in between the two. The accepted line between Southern and Central is Point Conception. The line between Northern and Central is around Monterey or thereabouts. You can actually include San Francisco as being in Central Calif because there is a lot of Northern Calif above it. Anywho, we who live here have it divided into three sections instead of two.

    Cheers, Fuzzbutt aka John in Lompoc, Ca (right behind Point Conception) We are just barely in Central Calif). [​IMG]
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  5. Royal Oaks Ranch

    Royal Oaks Ranch Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 22, 2007
    Northern Calif
    I agree on the north south and central thing...
    IM in Northern.. That puts me in the foothills just a little jump over to Nevada.
    I live just below Valley Springs. About 30 mins from Stockton.
  6. K8tieCat

    K8tieCat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    Northern California
    Hey all, hello! I have a friend who lives in Eureka, now THAT's northern California! He makes fun of me when I say I live in northern California (20miles east of Sacramento) because HE's in the north, lol. I would have to say that anything south of Sacramento and north of the grapevine is in the central valley. It's all good!
  7. K8tieCat

    K8tieCat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    Northern California
    Well, shootfire.... I figured I would do a tiny research of where "central " California really was. Wikkepedia had the most comprehensive information. I was surprised to learn that even Redding is considered in central CA. Wow, and all this time I thought I lived in northern California. Ha! Here's a map to give you an idea. Everything between the Grapevine and Redding is central. I guess the Sacramento area is considered the northern Sacramento valley instead of northern California.

  8. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    Quote:I will never consider SF Bay Area, Sacramento, etc. as "Central CA". Me, my family, and all my Northern California friends have always called everything north of, say.... Santa Cruz as guaranteed Northern CA. The actual line is a bit hazy, but if I was going to take a person stab in the dark I'd say south of Monterey is Southern CA. Look at the cool line on this map that divides the state by counties right below Monterey:
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  9. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Dec 26, 2006
    Both Coasts
    I think that Wikepedia is confusing Central California with The Central Valley.

  10. SandraChick

    SandraChick Chillin' With My Peeps


    That's what I was going to say- that describes the central VALLEY.

    Being one from NORTH of eureka....I also have to laugh regularly when the San Fran and Sacramento folks say they're in northern Cali!!!!! Which is why under my name, I said I was fromWAY north coastal CALI!

    ANYHOW...another BYC member from Eureka once said she's from "the TRUE northern California"...I'd have to agree. Funny thing is....there's more North than even me! Way up there an hours drive is crescent city and then another 15minutes drive to the Oregon border.

    Hard for small state folks (especially easterners) to understand how large cali REALLY is! If they drove all day, they could go through several states, and we could still be in the same state ALL DAY. I've driven from the Eureka area to LA.....took ALL day (14 hours back then), and there's at least a hour more on each end!


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