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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 City and Address
(Click a Column Heading to Resequence)
Name Year Address City Authority Number
Round Valley1854Highway 162 Inspiration Point At Milepost 23.7Five Miles South of CoveloCalifornia674
Fort Bragg343 North Main StreetFort BraggCalifornia615
Temple of Kwan Tai45160 Albion StreetMendocinoCalifornia927
Mendocino Presbyterian Church44831 Main StreetMendocinoCalifornia714
Point Arena Light StationLighthouse RoadPoint ArenaCalifornia1035
Frog Woman RockHighway 101South of HoplandCalifornia549
Sun House1911431 South Main StreetUkiahCalifornia926
Ukiah Vichy Springs Resort2701 Vichy Springs RoadUkiahCalifornia980