Rheem, California

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Rheem is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 37°51′39″N 122°07′38″W / 37.86083°N 122.12722°W / 37.86083; -122.12722Coordinates: 37°51′39″N 122°07′38″W / 37.86083°N 122.12722°W / 37.86083; -122.12722[1]
CountryUnited States
CountyContra Costa County
Elevation587 ft (179 m)
GNIS ID[1]1659504

Rheem,[1] also known as Rheem Valley[1] and Rheem Center,[2] is an unincorporated community in Contra Costa County, California, United States.[1] It is located 7.5 miles (12 km) north-northwest of Danville,[2] at an elevation of 587 feet (179 m).[1] It was incorporated into the town of Moraga when that town was incorporated in 1974.

The place was named after its developer, Donald Laird Rheem, one of the founders of Rheem Manufacturing Company[3] and the son of William Rheem, President of Standard Oil Company.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Rheem (Contra Costa County, California)". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved May 11, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 689. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. ^ https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2010/05/03/days-gone-by-donald-rheems-grasp-equaled-his-reach-throughout-moraga-and-orinda/