Orleans, California

Orleans, California

Coordinates: 41°18′05″N 123°32′28″W / 41.30139°N 123.54111°W / 41.30139; -123.54111

—  Unincorporated community  —
Orleans is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 41°18′05″N 123°32′28″W / 41.30139°N 123.54111°W / 41.30139; -123.54111
Country United States
State California
County Humboldt County
Elevation[1] 404 ft (123 m)

Orleans (formerly, New Orleans Bar and Orleans Bar), Karuk name Panamnik, is an unincorporated community in Humboldt County, California.[1] It is located 12 miles (19 km) northeast of Weitchpec,[2] at an elevation of 404 feet (123 m).[1] The ZIP Code is 95556.[3]

Originally named Panamnik, renamed by miners and settlers New Orleans Bar, it was renamed Orleans Bar in 1855, when it became the county seat of the now-defunct Klamath County, California.[2] The community is in the ZIP code of 95556 and the area code 530. It is within the aboriginal territory of the Karuk Tribe of California.

The Orleans post office opened in 1857.[2]


In the state legislature Orleans is located in the 2nd Senate District, represented by Democrat Noreen Evans, and in the 1st Assembly District, represented by Democrat Wesley Chesbro. Federally, Orleans is located in California's 1st congressional district.


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Orleans, California
  2. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. ISBN 9781884995149. 
  3. ^ USPS ZIP Code lookup tool

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