It was probably inevitable – there’s a town called Cool in California, the state known for its sun-kissed laid-back attitude and trendy inhabitants.
But just how cool the town of Cool is, is another matter. Some might argue that it doesn’t really live up to its name.
Located in the north of California, Cool is 40 miles from state capital, Sacramento, and has a population of just 4,100 people.
The welcome sign to Cool in California, which is 40 miles from the state capital, Sacramento
The town sprung up just a few miles away from the famous Sutter’s Mill, where gold was discovered in 1849, sparking the gold rush
The town sprung up just a few miles from the famous Sutter’s Mill, where gold was discovered in 1849, sparking the gold rush.
It was formerly known as Cave Valley before its name was eventually changed to Cool.
And these days it appears to be small quiet place with just one set of traffic lights on the main road.
A map showing where the town of Cool is located in northern California close to Sacramento and north of San Francisco
Organisations that operate in the town include the Cool General Store, the Cool Lutheran Mission Church and even the Cool Beerwerks brewery and restaurant.
Meanwhile a 50 kilometre endurance race has taken place around the town since 1990 called ‘Way Too Cool’.
It’s unclear why the name of the town was changed to Cool, but one theory is that it was named in honour of Aaron Cool, a former local reverend.
Some of the local businesses in Cool. They include the the Cool General Store and the Cool Beerwerks brewery and restaurant
It’s unclear why the name of the town was changed to Cool, but one theory is that it was named in honour of Aaron Cool, a former local reverend
However, it is not the only place that has a weather-related name.
In Utah, there is the city of Hurricane while in Texas, there is a small town called Rainbow.
Also in Texas is a Rains County while Florida has a town called Frostproof.