California Historical Landmarks in Humboldt County
California Historical Landmark 477
3rd and E Streets
Eureka was founded as a town in 1850 and incorporated as a city in 1874. Located on the remote northwestern coast of California, Eureka was the region's major port of entry by water in the 19th century before the construction of good access by land, and rose to historical prominence as the major social, political and economic center of the region. "Eureka" is a Greek expression and a popular mining term meaning "I have found it."
California Registered Historical Landmark No. 477
Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Ancient and Honorable
Order of E Clampus Vitus, Eureka Chapter No. 101.
September 15, 1979