About Guerneville, CA

Guerneville ( /ɡɜrnvɪl/ gurn-vil) is a town that is a census-designated place in Sonoma County, California, USA. As of the 2010 census, its population was 4,534, up from 2,441 at the 2000 census. Guerneville is a popular family destination, gay resort, and camping center in the Russian River Valley. It was founded by the Guerne family in the 1850s.

Guerneville is built adjacent to the Russian River. Redwoods grew in the riverbed with such vigor that just a few centuries ago, the valley had the greatest biomass density on the planet, according to local lore. The local Pomo Indians used the area as a summer camp and called it "Ceola" (/siːoʊleɪ/ or cee-oh-lay) which meant "shady place." Except for a large, beautiful stand of truly ancient trees preserved in the Fife Creek watershed, now the centerpiece of Armstrong Woods Park, many of the trees were logged in the 19th… Excerpted from Wikipedia

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