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==== Record Loss  ====
==== Record Loss  ====
'''1924'''--Humboldt County Courthouse damaged by fire on September 7, 1924.&nbsp; The clock tower was destroyed.&nbsp; County records were not destroyed. <ref>GenDisasters.com - Eureka, CA Courthouse Tower Fire, Sept 1924 http://www3.gendisasters.com/california/7296/eureka-ca-humboldt-county-courthouse-tower-fire-sept-1924</ref><br>
EUREKA, Cal., Sept. 6. -- Damage estimated at - $60,000 was done and a fireman was severely hurt in two separate fires here today, one destroying three business buildings and the other destroying the clock tower on the county courthouse.
Nevada State Journal, Reno, NV 7 Sept 1924
On September 7, 1924, [sic] a painter's blowtorch set the courthouse tower afire. The blaze was extinguished and the tower saved. ... The tower survived ...but was later dismantled for safety reasons in 1950.... the courthouse was ... demolished in 1956.
Courthouses of California: An Illustrated History By Ray McDevitt, California Historical Society
source: [http://www3.gendisasters.com/california/7296/eureka-ca-humboldt-county-courthouse-tower-fire-sept-1924 ''gendisasters.com'']
== Places/Localities  ==
== Places/Localities  ==

Revision as of 08:50, 6 December 2010

United States Gotoarrow.png California Gotoarrow.png Humboldt County

County Courthouse

Quick Facts

Wikipedia has more about this subject: Humboldt County, California

Parent Counties

12 May 1853: Humboldt County was created from Trinity County and part of the former Klamath County.
County seat: Eureka [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1924--Humboldt County Courthouse damaged by fire on September 7, 1924.  The clock tower was destroyed.  County records were not destroyed. [2]


Populated Places

Indian Reservations or Rancherias

The Big Lagoon Indian Rancheria is located in this county.

Neighboring Counties



Church History and Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Hydesville

Court Records


Land and Property


Military History and Records


Probate Records


Vital Records

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Web Sites


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. GenDisasters.com - Eureka, CA Courthouse Tower Fire, Sept 1924 http://www3.gendisasters.com/california/7296/eureka-ca-humboldt-county-courthouse-tower-fire-sept-1924