ALPINE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
652 Listings
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Population: 1,208     2000 census
Area: 472,740 Acres
County Seat: Silver Mountain City* 1864-1875 Markleeville 1875 - present
Date: March 16, 1864 From Amador, Calaveras & El Dorado Counties

 

Mining Districts
Name Type
   
   
   
Historical Landmarks
Number

Name

Date
240 Marklee's Cabin Site June 23, 1862
315 Kit Carson Marker 1844
318 Ebbetts Pass Route 1850
378 Memorial to Pioneer Odd Fellows 1849
661 Old Emigrant Road 1848
805 Pony Express Remount Station at Woodfords April 4, 1860

 

 

Census Totals

1850 1860 1870 1880
    685 539

 

 

Territorial History

1864 Created from Amador, Calaveras & El Dorado Counties
  Territory from El Dorado to Alpine (1864)
Territory from Amador to Alpine (1864)
Territory from Calaveras to Alpine  (1864)
Territory from Mono to Alpine  (1864)
Territory from Tuolumne to Alpine  (1864)

 

*Silver Mountain City no longer exists
The word Alpine is derived from the English word alpine meaning "of, pertaining to, or connected with, the Alps." Situated on the crest of the Sierra Nevada mountains, its geographical position makes it particularly an alpine county, and hence its name.

 

 

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