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Peanut, California
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State California
County Trinity
Elevation 2,579 ft (786 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Area code(s) 530
GNIS feature ID 264592

Peanut is an unincorporated community in Trinity County, California. It is located on Highway 3, south of Hayfork and north of Highway 36 at an elevation of 2,499 feet (762 m).


A post office called Peanut was established in 1900, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1933. The first postmaster's fondness of peanuts caused the name to be selected.

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