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Parkfield, California

Parkfield, California

Parkfield (CA), United States

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Description Parkfield is an unincorporated community in Monterey County, California. It is located on Little Cholame Creek 21mi east of Bradley, at an elevation of 1529ft. As of 2007 road signs announce the population as 18.Parkfield is located at in the Temblor Range between the San Joaquin Valley and the Central Coast, at an elevation of 1,529ft above sea level. Mining and Homesteading used to be a prosperous activity in this community, but the mines were exhausted below economic recovery levels and the industry moved elsewhere. Today, it is a small town of about 18 people, most of whom are ranchers and farmers. There is a small tourism industry in the town based on equine-related events, hunting, a bluegrass music festival, and Parkfield's unique earthquake history . The Parkfield motto is, "Be here when it happens."A post office operated at Parkfield from 1884 to 1954. The town's original name of Russelsville was rejected by the post office and Parkfield was chosen from the town's park-like setting among oak trees.The ZIP Code is 93451, and the community is inside area code 805.