California Historical Landmarks in Butte County
California Historical Landmark 330
Bidwell Bar Boat Launch Parking Lot
End of Bidwell Canyon Road
To designate the site of the second county seat of Butte County
1853 - 1856
Site of the Court House was 120 yds west of this point. Marked by small monument.
The marker was erected in 1917 about one mile northeast of its present location before the Feather River was dammed to create Lake Oroville.
The site of the courthouse now lies beneath the lake.
The damming of rivers and creeks inundated many 19th century cemeteries, buildings and entire towns.
The town of Volcano in Amador County had a close call in 1934 but was granted a reprieve and survives today.