TUOLUMNE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
 

1520 Listings

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Population: 54,501     2000 census
Area: 1,430,820 Acres
County Seat:* Stewart* 1850 Sonora 1850 - present
Date: February 18, 1850 Original county

 

Mining Districts
Name Type
   
   
   
Historical Landmarks
Number

Name

Date
122 Montezuma 1852
123 Columbia 1850
124 Tuttletown 1848
138 Mark Twain Cabin
replica
 
139 St. James Episcopal Church October 4, 1859
140 Wells Fargo Express Company Building 1849
395 Shaw's Flat 1850
406 Big Oak Flat
Once called Savage Diggins 1848-1850
1850
407 Summersville (Tuolumne)
Then called Carters 
and then Tuolumne
 
419 Jacksonville
Inundated by Don Pedro Reservoir
1849
420 Soulsbyville 1855
422 Sonora-Mono Road 1852
423 Chinese Camp 1849
424 Sawmill Flat 1850
431 Jamestown August 8, 1848
432 Springfeld  
438 Parrott's Ferry 1860
445 Cherokee 1853
446 Groveland
first called First Garrote
1849
460 Second Garrote 1849

 

Census Totals

1850 1860 1870 1880
8,351 16,229 8,150 7,843

 

Territorial History

1850 One of the 27 original counties
  Territory from Tuolumne to Alpine (1864)
Territory from Tuolumne to Stanislaus (1854)

 

* Tuolumne County was originally to be named Oro county.
* Stewart was previously known as Sonoranian Camp then was renamed Sonora.
The name Tuolumne is of Indian origin and has been given different meanings, such as Many Stone Houses, The Land of Mountain Lions and Straight Up Steep, the later an interpretation of William Fuller, a native Indian Chief. In his report to the first state Legislature, Vallejo said that the word is "a corruption of the Indian word talmalamne which signifies "cluster of stone wigwams." The name may mean "people who dwell in stone houses," i.e., in caves. 

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