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County Histories
Updated: November 17, 2009 

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California's Counties

California County Map.  Click to see an enlarged version of the map.
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California consists of 58 counties. Each county has it’s own rich and unique history.

Below are links to histories for counties that are available on the Internet.

The California's Counties map does not print on 8.5 x 11 paper; however, if you have a printer that will feel feed 11.7 x 17.7 paper. Set the orientation to landscape and you should have no problem printing.


Alameda County
http://www.alamedamuseum.org/alahist.html

Alpine County
http://www.alpinecounty.com/history/

Amador County

Butte County
http://www.calarchives4u.com/history/history-butte.htm

Calaveras County
http://www.historichwy49.com/angel/calavhist.html

Colusa County
http://www.countyofcolusa.com/history.htm

Contra Costa County
http://www.co.contra-costa.ca.us/

Del Norte County
http://www.northerncalifornia.net/our_history.cfm

El Dorado County
http://www.historichwy49.com/placer/eldohist.html

Fresno County
http://valleyhistory.org/aboutus02.html

Glenn County
http://www.countyofglenn.net/visitors/history.aspx

Humboldt County
http://www.calarchives4u.com/history/history-humboldt.htm

Imperial County
http://www.co.imperial.ca.us/

Inyo County
http://www.east-cal-pioneers.com/Pages/inyo_history.html

Kern County
http://www.co.kern.ca.us/about.asp

Kings County
http://www.kingscountylibrary.org/res/hstk2.htm

Lake County
http://www.lakecounty.com/AboutLC.htm

Lassen County
http://www.co.lassen.ca.us/visiting/history/

Los Angeles County
http://lacounty.info

Madera County
http://www.madera-county.com/history

Marin County
http://www.calarchives4u.com/history/history-marin.htm

Mariposa County
http://www.visitmariposa.net/history.htm

Mendocino County
http://www.co.mendocino.ca.us/history.htm

Merced County
http://www.calarchives4u.com/history/history-merced.htm

Modoc County
http://www.alturaschamber.org/history.htm

Mono County
http://www.monocounty.ca.gov/information.html

Monterery County
http://www.mchsmuseum.com/historypages.html

Napa County
http://www.cagenweb.com/napa/2napa_hist.htm

Nevada County
http://new.mynevadacounty.com/VisHistory/

Orange County
http://www.orangecountyhistory.org/Timeline.html

Placer County
http://www.placer.ca.gov/Facility/Museums/history.aspx

Plumas County
http://www.placer.ca.gov/Departments/Facility/Museums/history.aspx

Riverside County
http://www.countyofriverside.us

Sacramento County
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~npmelton/sachstry.htm

San Benito County
http://www.san-benito.ca.us/

San Bernardino County
http://www.co.san-bernardino.ca.us/history.htm

San Diego County
http://sdpublic.sdcounty.ca.gov

San Francisco County
http://www.sfgov.org/site/visitor_index.asp?id=8091

San Joaquin County
http://www.co.san-joaquin.ca.us/dynamic.aspx?id=1280

San Luis Obispo County
http://www.co.slo.ca.us/

San Mateo County
http://www.sfgenealogy.com/sanmateo/history/smhsm1.htm

Santa Barbara County
http://www.cagenweb.com/santabarbara/sbarhist.htm

Santa Clara County
http://www.sccgov.org

Santa Cruz County
http://www.calarchives4u.com/history/history-santacruz.htm

Shasta County
http://www.cagenweb.com/shasta/history.html

Sierra County
http://www.historichwy49.com/Sierraco/schist.html

Siskiyou County
http://www.co.siskiyou.ca.us/website/about.htm

Solano County
http://www.calarchives4u.com/history/history-solano.htm

Sonoma County
http://www.cagenweb.com/lr/sonoma/#History

Stanislaus County
http://library.csustan.edu/bsantos/chronology.html

Sutter County
http://www.co.sutter.ca.us/doc/visiting/countyhistory/county_history

Tehama County
http://www.calarchives4u.com/history/history-tehama.htm

Trinity County
http://www.calarchives4u.com/history/history-trinity.htm

Tulare County
http://www.co.tulare.ca.us/about/history.asp

Tuolumne County
http://www.calarchives4u.com/history/history-tuolumne.htm

Ventura County
http://www.countyofventura.org/visitor/visitor.asp

Yolo County
http://www.yolocounty.org/Index.aspx?page=321

Yuba County
http://www.calarchives4u.com/history/history-yuba.htm



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