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=== Maps  ===
=== Maps  ===
==== Migration  ====
Early migration routes to and from {{PAGENAME}} for emigrant settlers included:<ref>National Park Service, "California Trail" (map) in ''California National Historic Trail'' at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/upload/CALImap1-web.pdf  (accessed 5 August 2011).</ref><ref>Wikipedia contributors, "California Trail" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Trail (accessed 5 August 2012).</ref>
:*'''''[[California Trail]]''''' 1844 to 1869 from western Missouri to northern California
::*'''''Truckee (River) Trail''''' 1844 crossed the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forty_Mile_Desert#Forty_Mile_Desert Forty Mile Desert] to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truckee_River Truckee River] to follow it west past [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reno,_Nevada Reno, Nevada] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donner_Pass Donner Pass] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emigrant_Gap Emigrant Gap] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sutter%27s_Fort Sutter's Fort] ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacramento,_California Sacramento, California]). The exact route varied over the years, the most used being the Nevada City Road and Auburn Emigrant Road combination.
:::*'''''Roller Pass''''' 1846 alternate to the Truckee Trail two miles south of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donner_Pass Donner Pass] through [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emigrant_Gap Emigrant Gap] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Placerville,_California Placerville, California]
:::*'''''Nevada City Road''''' 1850 branched off the Truckee Trail through [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emigrant_Gap Emigrant Gap] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nevada_City,_California Nevada City, California] the most important mining area 1850-1851
:::*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auburn-Emigrant_Gap_State_Highway '''''Auburn Emigrant Road'''''] 1850 believed to be from [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nevada_City,_California Nevada City] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auburn,_California Auburn] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacramento,_California Sacramento, California]
:::*'''''Henness Pass Road''''' 1850 branched off the Truckee Trail at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verdi,_Nevada Verdi, Nevada] headed for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camptonville,_California Camptonville] and steamboat service at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marysville,_California Marysville, California]. In 1860 it became a major route to the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comstock_Lode Comstock Lode silver mines] in [[Nevada|Nevada]].
:*'''''[[Central Pacific Railroad]]''''' reached Nevada County in 1866. Tracks completed 1869 from [[Ogden, Utah]] to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacramento,_California Sacramento, California]<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "First Transcontinental Railroad" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad (accessed 2 August 2011).</ref>
=== Military History and Records  ===
=== Military History and Records  ===

Revision as of 19:02, 5 August 2011

This article is about a western county of northern California. For other uses, see Nevada (disambiguation).

United States > California > Nevada County

County Courthouse

Quick Facts

Wikipedia has more about this subject: Nevada County, California

Parent County

25 April 1851: Nevada County was created from Yuba County. County seat: Nevada City [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1856 and 1863: Courthouse burned twice and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


Archives and Libraries


Church History and Records

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Grass Valley

Court Records


Land and Property



Early migration routes to and from Nevada County, California Genealogy for emigrant settlers included:[2][3]

Military History and Records


Probate Records


Vital Records

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Family History Centers


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. National Park Service, "California Trail" (map) in California National Historic Trail at http://www.nps.gov/cali/planyourvisit/upload/CALImap1-web.pdf (accessed 5 August 2011).
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "California Trail" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Trail (accessed 5 August 2012).
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "First Transcontinental Railroad" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad (accessed 2 August 2011).