Nevada City, California

 

Defined by many as the finest preserved of the Gold Rush Towns, Nevada City is rich in history.  In 1849 a prospector found gold in Deer Creek, and soon the miners were pulling as much as a pound of pay dirt a day from the creek.  The town was first called Deer Creek Dry Diggins, but was changed in 1850 to "Nevada".  It became Nevada City soon after to avoid confusion with the state of Nevada. 

 

Nevada City is set among the tall pines, Victorian houses, and the many historical buildings.  The historic district includes 93 buildings that are listed with the National Register of Historic Places, and there are 18 landmarks that are also registered.  There are many quaint shops, an abundance of artistic pursuits, and so many superb restaurants, that Nevada City has been given the nickname of "Carmel of the Sierra Foothills". 

 

 

NEVADA CITY LINKS

PHOTO GALLERY

NEVADA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

MAP OF NEVADA CITY 

 


Early Morning Milk Delivery From The Past


Victorian Architecture Still Abounds

 

YEARLY EVENTS

MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION (February)

NEVADA CITY BIKE CLASSIC (June)

SUMMER NIGHTS CELEBRATION (July)

CONSTITUTION DAY (September)

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS (December)

 

 

LOCAL LINKS

INFORMATION FOR NEVADA COUNTY

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

NEVADA COUNTY GOVERNMENT WEBSITE

PLACES TO STAY

NEVADA COUNTY BUSINESS

 


The Nevada Theater

 

 


The National Hotel

 

THINGS TO DO
IN NEVADA COUNTY

NEVADA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS

EMPIRE MINE STATE PARK

THE GROWERS MARKET

LAKES OF NEVADA COUNTY

HIKING IN NEVADA COUNTY

 

The Yuba River


Scotts Flat Lake
Location and Geography - Nevada City is located in the state of California, county of Nevada, at 39°15'41?N, 121°1'7?W (39.261435, -121.018602)GR1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.5 km² (2.1 mi²)1,429/sq mi (545.6/km²) Nevada City is the county seat of Nevada County, California, USA, 166 miles (267 km) northeast of San Francisco. In 1900, 3,250 people lived in Nevada City, California; in 1910, 2,689 lived there. The population was 3,001 at the 2000 census. The name comes from the Spanish word meaning "snow-covered," referring to the snow-topped mountains in the area. 

History - It was first settled in 1849, during the California Gold Rush, under the name Nevada (the "City" was added later to avoid confusion with the State of Nevada). In 1850-51, it was the most important mining town in the state, Nevada County being the leading gold-mining county in the state. Nevada City was incorporated in 1875 and chartered in 1885.

Demographics - As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 3,001 people, 1,313 households, and 740 families residing in the city. The population density was 549.1/km² (1,425.0/mi²). There were 1,415 housing units at an average density of 258.9/km² (671.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.27% White, 0.43% African American, 1.37% Native American, 0.73% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.73% from other races, and 2.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.47% of the population. There were 1,313 households out of which 25.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.1% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.6% were non-families. 35.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.71. In the city the population was spread out with 19.7% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44,32.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 97.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.4 males.

Notable Residents
Singer/songwriter Alela Diane is from Nevada City. 
Singer/songwriter and ex-Supertramp member Roger Hodgson currently resides in Nevada City. 
Singer/songwriter Adam Kline of the indie-pop outfit Golden Shoulders is from and currently resides in Nevada 
City. 
Joanna Newsom grew up in Nevada City, which she claimed to be "swarming with artists and hippies and old 
prospectors..."[1]. 
Folk singer Utah Phillips lived in Nevada City, prior to his death. 
Bassist Jennifer Burnes member of the critically acclaimed San Francisco psychedelic instrumental surf band  The Mermen is a former resident of Nevada City.