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Trip Planner USA  /  California  /  Humboldt County  /  Garberville
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Things to do: nature, golf
Garberville is a census-designated place in Humboldt County, California. It is located on the South Fork of the Eel River 52mi south-southeast of Eureka, at an elevation of 535ft. The population was 913 at the 2010 United States Census. It is approximately 200mi north of San Francisco, California, and within a fifteen-minute drive to Humboldt Redwoods State Park and a sixty-minute drive to Eureka, the county seat. Garberville is the primary town in the area known as the Mateel Region, consisting of parts of the Mattole and Eel River watersheds in southern Humboldt and northern Mendocino counties.HistoryPrior to recorded history the area was populated by southern Sinkyone people.The first settlers arrived to what was then named "Dogtown" in 1853. Jacob C. Garber the town postmaster later named the town after himself in 1879. J.E. Wood, one of the members of the Josiah Gregg exploring party of 1849 laid out the town in 1862. The first post office in Garberville opened in 1874.GeographyGarberville is located at. The town is stretched out in a small forested valley bisected by U.S. Route 101, at an elevation of 535ft. The nearby King's Peak rises to 4087ft.
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