Bellvale, California

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Bellvale is a populated place in San Mateo County, located at 37°18′43″N 122°19′12″W / 37.31194°N 122.32000°W / 37.31194; -122.32000Coordinates: 37°18′43″N 122°19′12″W / 37.31194°N 122.32000°W / 37.31194; -122.32000. The small community is on Highway 84 (La Honda Road) between San Gregorio and La Honda. Bellvale has an elevation of 240 feet above sea level.[1] Although Bellvale once had a post office, the community is now only sparsely settled with homes and farms.[2] The Bellvale post office, located 2.25 miles west of La Honda, opened in 1897 and was discontinued in 1922.[3] U.S. Geological Survey maps show oil wells in the area, tapping a relatively small pool of petroleum that was first identified in the nineteenth century.[4]


  1. ^ Bellvale, California: Bellvale, California Latitude and Longitude
  2. ^ "37.31194,-122.32 - Google Maps". Retrieved 2015-01-04.
  3. ^ Durham, D.L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic & Modern Names of the State. Word Dancer Press. p. 601. ISBN 9781884995149. Retrieved 2015-01-04.
  4. ^ "Bellvale USGS La Honda Quad, California, Topographic Map". Archived from the original on 2012-10-11. Retrieved 2015-01-04.