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Casitas Springs, California
Country United States
State California
County Ventura
289 ft (88 m)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
Area code(s) 805
GNIS feature ID 240315

Casitas Springs is an unincorporated community in Ventura County, California, United States. Casitas Springs is located along California State Route 33 2 miles (3.2 km) south of Oak View.

Singer-songwriter Johnny Cash moved with his family to a hillside home above Nye Road here in late summer 1961. A local minister befriended Cash and set up the first San Quentin and Folsom Prison visits that would become a notable part of his career.

His rendition of "Ring of Fire" was a crossover hit, reaching No. 1 on the country charts and the Top 20 on the pop charts during his time here.

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