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Historic Sites and Points of Interest in Mendocino County

Point Cabrillo Light Station in Mendocino County, California
Point Cabrillo Light Station
(National Register of Historic Places Listing #91001092)
13 November 2005
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  Main Fork of the Eel River Near Dos Rios, California
Near the town of Dos Rios, looking north on the Main Fork of the Eel River with the
abandoned Northwestern Pacific Railroad on the west bank and Cavelo Road
(California Route 162) on the east bank.

NWP, elegantly nicknamed the Redwood Empire Route and whimsically nicknamed
Nowhere in Particular, ran from Marin County in the south to Humboldt Count
in the north.

5 July 2007
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Mendocino County was one of the original counties of California, created in 1850 at the time of statehood. Due to an initially low population, it did not have a separate government until 1859 and was under the administration of Sonoma County prior to that.

Mendocino County derives its name from Cape Mendocino, which was probably named in honor of either Antonio de Mendoza, Viceroy of New Spain from 1535–1542 (who sent the Juan Cabrillo Expedition to this coast in 1542), or Lorenzo Suárez de Mendoza, Viceroy from 1580 to 1583. Mendocino is the adjectival form of the family name of Mendoza.

Mendocino County is noted for its distinctive Pacific Ocean coastline, redwood forests, wine production, microbreweries, and liberal views about the use of cannabis and support for its legalization. It is estimated that roughly one-third of the economy is based on the cultivation of marijuana.

As of the 2010 census, the population was 87,841. The county seat is Ukiah.

Adapted from Wikipedia.

Historic Sites and Points of Interest in Mendocino County
Sequenced By Name
(Click a Column Heading to Resequence)
Name Year Address City Authority Number
Arena Cove Historic DistrictArena CovePoint ArenaNational1990001363
Buckridge Ranch HouseGarcia River Road East of Point ArenaPoint ArenaNational1990001359
Con Creek School12340 Highway 128BoonvilleNational1979000498
Eel River Bridge 10-37Route 271 Over South Fork of Eel RiverCooks ValleyPOI
Fort Bragg343 North Main StreetFort BraggCalifornia615
Frog Woman RockHighway 101South of HoplandCalifornia549
Getchell House36101 Highway 1Anchor BayNational1980000819
Gillmore House40 Mill StreetPoint ArenaNational1990001355
Groshon House50 Mill StreetPoint ArenaNational1990001356
Held-Poage House603 West Perkins StreetUkiahNational1987002292
Hofman House308 South School StreetUkiahNational1993001022
House at Thirty-Seven Riverside Drive37 Riverside DrivePoint ArenaNational1990001352
Hoyt-Scott House10 Riverside DrivePoint ArenaNational1990001354
Italian Hotel105 Main StreetPoint ArenaNational1990001361
Iverson House40 Iverson AvenuePoint ArenaNational1990001353
Ketchum House10 Scott PlacePoint ArenaNational1990001358
Larsen Family House84 State StreetWillitsNational1995001153
Lovejoy HomesteadNorth of Branscomb on South Fork of Eel RiverBranscombNational1978000719
Manchester Schoolhouse19750 Highway 1ManchesterNational1979000499
Mendocino and Headlands Historic DistrictBounded Roughly By the Pacific Ocean, Little Lake Street and Highway 1MendocinoNational1971000165
Mendocino Presbyterian Church44831 Main StreetMendocinoCalifornia714
Mendocino Woodlands Recreational Demonstration Area11301 Little Lake RoadMendocinoNational1997001262
Milano Hotel38300 Highway 1GualalaNational1978000720
Morse House365 Main StreetPoint ArenaNational1990001362
Olinsky Building401 North Main StreetFort BraggNational1995000995
Palace Hotel1891272 North State StreetUkiahNational1979003458
Palmer House284 Main StreetPoint ArenaNational1990001357
Point Arena High School200 Lake StreetPoint ArenaNational1990001365
Point Arena Light StationLighthouse RoadPoint ArenaCalifornia1035
Point Arena Light StationLighthouse RoadPoint ArenaNational1990002189
Point Arena Main Street Historic Commercial District165-265 Main StreetPoint ArenaNational1990001364
Point Arena Rancheria RoundhouseRancheria Road Northeast of Point ArenaPoint ArenaNational1990001360
Point Cabrillo Light Station45300 Lighthouse RoadCasparNational1991001092
Round Valley1854Highway 162 Inspiration Point At Milepost 23.7Five Miles South of CoveloCalifornia674
Round Valley Flour Mills1880Main and Greely StreetsCoveloNational1980000820
Saint Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church40 School StreetPoint ArenaNational1990001366
Shipwreck of the Brig FrolicNortheast of Point CabrilloCasparNational1991000565
Sun House1911431 South Main StreetUkiahCalifornia926
Sun House1911431 South Main StreetUkiahNational1981000161
Temple of Kwan Tai45160 Albion StreetMendocinoCalifornia927
Ukiah Latitude Observatory1899432 Observatory AvenueUkiahNational1991001936
Ukiah Vichy Springs Resort2701 Vichy Springs RoadUkiahCalifornia980
Weller House524 Stewart StreetFort BraggNational1976000499
Willits Carnegie Library85 East Commercial StreetWillitsNational1992001756
Willits DepotEast Commercial StreetWillitsNational1999001262