PLUMAS COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
 

1585 Listings

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Population: 20,824     2000 census
Area: 1,634,540 Acres
County Seat: Quincy* 1854 - present
Date: 1854  From Butte County

 

Mining Districts
Name Type
   
   
   
Historical Landmarks
Number

Name

Date
184 "Peter Lassen Monument"
(Site of Lassen Trading Post)
1851
196 Jamison City, Eureka Mills, Johnstown, and the Famous Eureka Mine
Now - Johnsville
1849
197 Buck's Lake
Inundated by Bucks Reservoir
1850
212 Pioneer Grave (Grizzly Creek) September, 1852
213 Rabbit Creek Hotel Monument
Now La Porte
1852
231 Elizabethtown
once called Tate's Ravine (1852)
1852
336 Beckwourth Pass 1851
337 Rich Bar July, 1850
479 Site of American Ranch and Hotel 1854
480 Site of Plumas House 1866
481 Spanish Ranch and Meadow Valley 1850
625 Pioneer Schoolhouse 1857
723 Pioneer Ski Area of America - Johnsville  

 

Census Totals

1850 1860 1870 1880
  4,363 4,489 6,881

 

Territorial History

1854 Created from Butte County
  Territory from Butte to Plumas (1854)
Territory from Sierra to Plumas (1866)
Territory from Plumas to Lassen (1864)
Territory from Plumas to Lassen (1872)
Territory from Plumas to Shasta (1872)
Territory from Plumas to Sierra (1868)
Territory from Plumas to Sierra (1863)

 

*Quincy was known as American Ranch until it became the county seat.
In Spanish plumas means feathers. In creating this county, the state Legislature gave it the name Plumas because all of the numerous branches of the Feather River have their origins in its mountains. 

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