Historic Sites and Points of Interest in Amador County

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Amador County bills itself as "The Heart of the Mother Lode" and lies within the Gold Country. The Spanish word amador translates to lover in English.

Amador County was created by the California Legislature in 1854 from parts of Calaveras and El Dorado Counties. In 1864, part of the county's territory was given to Alpine County.

The county is named for Jose Maria Amador, soldier, rancher and miner, who was born in San Francisco in 1794. In 1848, Jose Maria Amador, with several Native Americans, established a successful gold mining camp near the present town of Amador City.

Some of the Mother Lode's most successful gold mines were located in Amador County, including the Kennedy, Argonaut and the Keystone.

"The Luck of Roaring Camp," a short story by Bret Harte, was first published in the August 1868 issue of the Overland Monthly. Harte, who lived in this area for several years, possibly used a mining camp on the Mokelumne River as a model for the fictional Roaring Camp.

Adapted from Wikipedia

Name Address City Year Authority ID Sort Address Sort Name
Maiden's GraveCA-88El Dorado National Forest1850California28088-100Maiden's Grave
VolcanoMain and Consolation Streets Volcano1848California29MainVolcano
Lancha PlanaLancha Plana Buena Vista RoadBuena VistaCalifornia30Lancha Plana Lancha Plana
Pioneer Hall111-113 Main StreetJackson1886California34Main 0111Pioneer Hall
FiddletownFiddletown RoadFiddletown1849California35FiddletownFiddletown
Middle BarMiddle Bar Road at Mokelumne RiverScottsvilleCalifornia36Middle Bar Middle Bar
ClintonEast Clinton and Clinton RoadClintonCalifornia37ClintonClinton
IrishtownCA-88Pine Grove1854California38088-100Irishtown
Butte StoreCA-49Scottsville1857California39049-100Butte Store
Big BarCA-49Big Bar1840California41049-100Big Bar
Jackson Gate1235 Jackson Gate RoadJackson1850California118Jackson Gate 1235Jackson Gate
Sutter CreekMain and Badger StreetsSutter Creek1848California322Main BadgerSutter Creek
Plymouth Trading PostMain StreetPlymouth1857California470MainPlymouth Trading Post
Methodist Episcopal Church150 West Marlette StreetIone1866California506Marlette W 0150Methodist Episcopal Church
Old Emigrant RoadCA-88Kirkwood1848California662088-100Old Emigrant Road
Astronomical Observatory Site (1968)Shake Ridge RoadVolcano1861California715ShakeAstronomical Observatory Site (1968)
Astronomical Observatory Site (2004)Consolation Street at Main StreetVolcano1861California715ConsolationAstronomical Observatory Site (2004)
D'Agostini Winery14430 Shenandoah RoadPlymouthCalifornia762Shenandoah 14430D'Agostini Winery
Argonaut and Kennedy Mines MarkerCA-49Jackson1850California786049-100Argonaut and Kennedy Mines Marker
Stewart Store18 East Main StreetIone1856California788Main 0018Stewart Store
Pioneer Synagogue SiteMain and Church StreetsJackson1857California865MainPioneer Synagogue Site
Preston Castle MarkerCA-104Ione1894California867Route 104Preston Castle Marker
Ceremonial Roundhouse14881 Pine Grove-Volcano RoadIndian Grinding Rock SHPCalifornia1001Pine Grove-Volcano Road 14881 Ceremonial Roundhouse
Knight Foundry81 Eureka StreetSutter Creek1873California1007Eureka 0081Knight Foundry
Indian Grinding Rock14881 Pine Grove-Volcano RoadIndian Grinding Rock SHPNational1971000133Pine Grove-Volcano Road 14881 Indian Grinding Rock
County Hospital708 Court StreetJackson1890National1972000215Court 0708County Hospital
Preston CastlePalm DriveIone1894National1975000422Preston 0000Preston Castle
Knight Foundry13 Eureka StreetSutter Creek1873National1975000423Eureka 0013Knight Foundry
Sutter Creek Grammar SchoolCole StreetSutter Creek1871National1976000477ColeSutter Creek Grammar School
Centenary Church150 West Marlette StreetIone1866National1977000287Marlette W 0150Centenary Church
Fiddletown Historic DistrictFiddletown RoadFiddletown1849National1978000655FiddletownFiddletown Historic District
Scully RanchWest Marlette Street and Old Stockton RoadIoneNational1978000656Marlette Scully Ranch
Kennedy Tailing Wheels1200 Jackson Gate RoadJackson1914National1981000146Jackson Gate 1200Kennedy Tailing Wheels
DePue House215 Court StreetJackson1870National1982002169Court 0215DePue House
St. George Hotel16104 Main streetVolcano1867National1984000757Main 16104St. George Hotel
Saint Sava Church724 North Main StreetJackson1894National1986000385Main 0724Saint Sava Church
Sutter Creek BridgeFive Mile DriveIone1910National1986000734Five MileSutter Creek Bridge
Butterfield House115 BroadwayJackson1873National1986002412Broadway 0115Butterfield House
Chichizola Complex1316-1330 Jackson Gate RoadJackson1860National1992000979Jackson Gate 1316Chichizola Complex
Jackson Downtown Historic DistrictMain Street From 215 Main Street to 14 BroadwayJackson1857National2000000365Main 0215Jackson Downtown Historic District
Paugh House406 Pitt StreetJacksonNational2007000507Pitt 0406Paugh House
Kennedy Mine Historic District12594 Kennedy Mine RoadJacksonNational2008001347Kennedy MineKennedy Mine Historic District
Kirkwood Lake TractKirkwood Lake Shoreline North of CA-88El Dorado National ForestNational2009001054KirkwoodKirkwood Lake Tract
Amador City CemeteryChurch StreetAmador CityPOIChurchAmador City Cemetery
Amador County Sutter Hill Road and Eureka RoadSutter CreekPOISutter Hill Amador County
Bellotti Inn 53 Main StreetSutter CreekPOIMain 0053Bellotti Inn
Botto Saloon Sutter Hill Road and Eureka RoadSutter CreekPOISutter HillBotto Saloon
Brignoli Building 71 Main StreetSutter CreekPOIMain 0071Brignoli Building
Buena Vista Store Buena Vista Road and Jackson Valley Road Buena VistaPOIBuena VistaBuena Vista Store
Bunker Hill MineBunker Hill Road at Fremont Mine RoadAmador CityPOIBunker HillBunker Hill Mine
Carson Trail Marker 50Dirt RoadRuralPOIDirt RoadCarson Trail Marker 50
Carson Trail Marker 51Mud Lake RoadRuralPOIMud LakeCarson Trail Marker 51
Carson Trail Marker 52Mud Lake RoadRuralPOIMud LakeCarson Trail Marker 52
Carson Trail Marker 53State CA-88RuralPOI088-100Carson Trail Marker 53
Carson Trail Marker 54State CA-88RuralPOI088-100Carson Trail Marker 54
Central Eureka Mine Sutter Hill Road and Old Ridge Road Sutter CreekPOISutter Hill Central Eureka Mine
Chew Kee Store14274 Fiddletown RoadFiddletown1850POIFiddletown 14274Chew Kee Store
Doble's Cabin (Missing)Plug StreetVolcanoPOIPlugDoble's Cabin (Missing)
Dondero Marble QuarrySoldiers Memorial ParkVolcanoPOISoldiers MemorialDondero Marble Quarry
Drytown (NDGW Marker)CA-49 at Bens AlleyDrytown1848POI049-100Drytown (NDGW Marker)
Early Amador Miners15950 CA-49DrytownPOI049-100Early Amador Miners
Early Day Butcher Shop CA-49 at Bens AlleyDrytown1860POI049-100Early Day Butcher Shop
Emerson Shaft Cole Street Near Randolph StreetSutter CreekPOIColeEmerson Shaft
Farnham House Jibboom Street near Ostrom RoadFiddletownPOIJibboomFarnham House
Forest HomeState Route 16 Near Forest Home RoadForest Home1850POIRoute 016Forest Home
Fremont-Gover MineBunker Hill Road and New Chicago RoadDrytownPOIBunker HillFremont-Gover Mine
Imperial HotelCA-49 and Water StreetAmador CityPOI049-100Imperial Hotel
Ione BreweryPreston Avenue at Welch LaneIonePOIPrestonIone Brewery
Ione Chinatown East Main Street and Eldorado StreetIonePOIMain E Ione Chinatown
Ione City HallEast Main Street and North Church StreetIonePOIMain EIone City Hall
Ione Parlor No. 33, NSGW21-23 East Main StreetIonePOIMain E 0021Ione Parlor No. 33, NSGW
Iron Ivan Steam LocomotiveNorth Church StreetIone1901POIChurch NIron Ivan Steam Locomotive
Jackson County Seat105 Main StreetJacksonPOIMain 0105Jackson County Seat
Keystone MineOld CA-49 South and Ione Valley RoadAmador CityPOIRoute 49Keystone Mine
Levaggi Opera House 54 Main StreetSutter CreekPOIMain 0054Levaggi Opera House
Lincoln MineAmador Road at Hanford StreetSutter CreekPOIAmadorLincoln Mine
Miners’ Bend ParkOld CA-49Sutter CreekPOIOld Route 49Miners’ Bend Park
Monteverde General Store Randolph Street and Boston AlleySutter Creek1896POIRandolphMonteverde General Store
Native Sons Hall 56 Main StreetSutter CreekPOIMain 0056Native Sons Hall
Norton-Popovich House 134 Broad StreetSutter CreekPOIBroad 0134Norton-Popovich House
Old Bavarian Brewery21375 Consolation StreetVolcanoPOIConsolation 21375Old Bavarian Brewery
Old Red Brick Building Saloon 12 West Main StreetIonePOIMain W 0012Old Red Brick Building Saloon
Oleta SchoolhouseAmerican Flat RoadFiddletown1860POIAmerican FlatOleta Schoolhouse
Original Amador MineEast School Street and Amador Creek StreetAmador CityPOISchoolOriginal Amador Mine
Pine Grove19840 State CA-88 Pine Grove1854POI088-100Pine Grove
Soldier GulchMain and Consolation Streets Volcano1848POIMainSoldier Gulch
Soracco Company 78 Main StreetSutter CreekPOIMain 0078Soracco Company
South Spring Hill MineString Bean Alley East of Old CA-49Amador CityPOIString BeanSouth Spring Hill Mine
Steam Flour Mill 217 West Jackson StreetIonePOIJackson WSteam Flour Mill
Sutter Creek Jail Gopher Flat Road Near Main StreetSutter CreekPOIGopher FlatSutter Creek Jail
Sutter Creek Sanitarium72 Main StreetSutter CreekPOIMain 0072Sutter Creek Sanitarium
Sutter Creek United Methodist Church 14 Main StreetSutter CreekPOIMain 0014Sutter Creek United Methodist Church
Thomas Starr King BellEmigrant Trail at Consolation StreetVolcanoPOIEmigrant TrailThomas Starr King Bell
Treasure Mine15165 Bunker Hill RoadAmador CityPOIBunker HillTreasure Mine
Tucker's Fire Bell350 Hanford StreetSutter CreekPOIHanford 0350Tucker's Fire Bell
Union Hotel21375 Consolation StreetVolcanoPOIConsolationUnion Hotel
Union Mine Boarding House175 Spanish StreetSutter CreekPOISpanish 0175Union Mine Boarding House
Volcano CentennialMain and Consolation Streets Volcano1848POIMainVolcano Centennial
Volcano General Store16146 Main StreetVolcanoPOIMain 16146Volcano General Store
Volcano Masonic CaveMasonic Cave RoadVolcanoPOIMasonic CaveVolcano Masonic Cave
Whiskey Flat Saloon16112 Main StreetVolcanoPOIMain 16112Whiskey Flat Saloon
Wildman Mine Powder HouseTucker Hill RoadSutter CreekPOITucker HillWildman Mine Powder House
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