BUTTE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
 

998 Listings

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Population: 203,171     2000 census
Area: 1,049,340 Acres
County Seat:  Chico 1850 Bidwell Bar* 1850 Hamilton 1850-1853
Bidwell Bar* 1853-1856 Oroville
1856 - present
 
Date: February 18, 1850 Original county

 

Mining Districts
Name Type
   
   
   
Historical Landmarks
Number

Name

Date
313 Hooker Oak 1887
314 Old Suspension Bridge
Inundated by Oroville Reservoir
1856
329 Rancho Chico and Bidwell Adobe 1865
330 Bidwell's Bar
Inundated by Oroville Reservoir
County Seat 1853-1856
1853
770 Chinese Temple 1863
771 Dogtown Nugget Discovery Site April 12, 1859
807 Oregon City 1848
809 Discovery Site of Last Yahi Indian August 29, 1911
840-2 Chico Forestry Station and Nursery 1888

 

 

Census Totals

1850 1860 1870 1880
3,574 12,106 1,403 18,721

 

Territorial History

1850 One of the 27 original counties
  Territory from Butte to Tehama (1856)
Territory from Tehama to Butte (1859)
Territory from Butte to Colusa (1856)
Territory from Colusa to Butte (1872)
Territory from Butte  to Plumas (1854)
Territory from Sutter to Butte (1851)
Territory from Butte to Sutter (1866)
Territory from Butte to Sutter (1852)
Territory from Sutter to Butte (1852)
Territory from Butte to Sutter (1854)
Territory from Butte to Shasta (1851)

 

*Bidwell Bar was inundated by Lake Oroville
The name butte comes from the Marysville or Sutter Buttes, which which were in Butte County when it was created. The word butte is from the Teutonic word meaning "a blunt extension or elevation." In French, it means "a small hill or mound of earth detached from any mountain range.". 

 

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