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Coordinates: 41°18′05″N 123°32′28″W / 41.30139°N 123.54111°W / 41.30139; -123.54111

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Country United States
State California
County Humboldt County
404 ft (123 m)
ZIP code
Area code 530
FIPS code 06-54288
GNIS feature ID 264396

Orleans (formerly New Orleans Bar and Orleans Bar) (Karuk: Panamnik), is an unincorporated community in Humboldt County, California. It is located 12 miles (19 km) northeast of Weitchpec along via State Route 96 (the "Bigfoot Scenic Byway"), at an elevation of 404 feet (123 m). The ZIP Code is 95556. It is within the area code 530. It is within the aboriginal territory of the Karuk Tribe of California.

Originally named Panamnik, renamed by miners and settlers New Orleans Bar, it was renamed Orleans Bar in 1855, when it became the county seat of the now-defunct Klamath County, California. The Orleans post office was established on December 2, 1857.

Orleans is about 20 miles southeast of the site of the famous Patterson–Gimlin film of a purported Bigfoot.

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