PLACER COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
 

1468 Listings

Page: 1 of 3  Section: 1-5 of 15  Place Names: | Ab-Ga |
Page: 2 of 3  Section: 6-10 of 15  Place Names: | Ga-No |
Page: 3 of 3  Section: 11-15 of 15  Place Names: | No-Zu |
Population: 248,399     2000 census
Area: 898,820 Acres
County Seat: Auburn* 1851 - present
Date: April 25, 1851 From Sutter and Yuba Counties

 

Mining Districts
Name Type
   
   
   
Historical Landmarks
Number

Name

Date
397 Town of Dutch Flat 1851
398 Yankee Jim's 1850
399 Town of Forest Hill 1850
400 Virginiatown
aka Virginia
June, 1851
401 Iowa Hill 1853
402 Town of Michigan Bluff
once called Michigan City (1850-1858)
1850
403 Emigrant Gap 1845
404 City of Auburn
aka North Fork
aka Woods Dry Diggins
1849
405 Town of Gold Run
once called Mountain Springs
1854
463 Ophir
once called "The Spanish Corral" (1849)
1850
585 Pioneer Express Trail
Inundated by Folsom Lake
1849
724 Pioneer Ski Area of America, Squaw Valley 1860
780-1 First Transcontinental Railroad - Roseville
once called Junction
April 25, 1864
780-2 First Transcontinental Railroad - Rocklin May 1864
780-3 First Transcontinental Railroad - Newcastle June 10, 1864
780-4 First Transcontinental Railroad - Auburn May 13, 1865
780-5 First Transcontinental Railroad - Colfax
once called Ilinoistown
September 1, 1865
797 Lake Tahoe Outlet Gates 1870
799-2 Overland Emigrant Trail 1849
885 Griffith Quarry 1864

 

 

Census Totals

1850 1860 1870 1880
  13,270 11,357 14,278

 

Territorial History

1851 Created from Sutter and Yuba Counties
  Territory from Sutter to Placer (1851)
Territory from Yuba to Placer (1851)
Territory from El Dorado to Placer (1913)
Territory from Placer to El Dorado (1863)
Territory from Placer to Sutter (1866)

 

*Auburn was briefly the county seat  of Sutter County in 1851 prior to being placed in Placer County.
Named for the numerous places where the method of extracting gold from the earth, called placer mining, was practiced. 

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