Amador County Points of Interest
Forest Home is a former settlement about six miles west of Plymouth. It still appeared on USGS maps as late as 1944.
Forest Home began as a gold mining center, north of Ione. Both placer and hydraulic mining were conducted. After the gold petered out, copper mining began.
The plaque reads:
Stage and Freight Stopover
Copper mines patented 1873:
Peak Outputs: Early 1860s,
Township organized 1854.
A Methodist center for many years
U.S. Postoffice: 1862-1905.
Native Daughters of the Golden West,
Forrest Parlor No. 86,
Amador County Historical Society