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Old Town Rohnerville
Old Town Rohnerville
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Country United States
State California
County Humboldt County
197 ft (60 m)

Rohnerville (formerly Eel River) is an unincorporated community in Humboldt County, California. It is located 2.25 miles (3.6 km) southeast of Fortuna, at an elevation of 197 feet (60 m).

The Eel River post office opened in 1857 and changed its name to Rohnerville in 1874 in honor of the town's founder, Henry Rohner.

Early residents were Mary Brown, widow of John Brown the abolitionist, and her daughters, who lived in Rohnerville from 1870 until 1881, when she moved to Saratoga, California. (See John Brown's body#The family moves to California.)

The town is now part of Fortuna, California.

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