Historic Sites and Points of Interest in Lake County

Clear Lake Viewed from Pearl Drive South of Lucerne
Clear Lake Viewed from Pearl Drive South of Lucerne
20 April 2009

Lake County is located north of the San Francisco Bay Area. It is named for Clear Lake, the largest natural lake wholly within California (Lake Tahoe is partially in Nevada). The 2010 census recorded a population of 64,665. The county seat is Lakeport.

Lake County was created in 1861 from parts of Napa and Mendocino counties. Vineyards were planted in the 1870s, and by the early 20th century, Lake County was producing some of the world's greatest wines. In 1920, Prohibition ended wine production. Most of the vineyards were ripped out and replanted with walnut and pear trees.

In the 1960s a few growers began planting vineyards. The area went from fewer than one hundred acres of vineyard in 1965 to over 8,800 acres today. American Viticultural Areas in Lake County are: Benmore Valley, Clear Lake, Guenoc Valley, High Valley, and Red Hills Lake County.

Adapted from Wikipedia.

Name Address City Year Authority ID Sort Address Sort Name
Battle Of Bloody IslandState Highway 20 and Reclamation RoadUpper Lake1850California427State Highway 20 ReclamationBattle Of Bloody Island
Lake County Courthouse255 North Main StreetLakeport1871California897North Main 255 Lake County Courthouse
Lake County Courthouse255 North Main StreetLakeport1871National1970000134North Main 255 Lake County Courthouse
Lakeport Carnegie Library 200 Park StreetLakeportNational2008000261Park 0200Lakeport Carnegie Library
Lower Lake Stone Jail16118 Main StreetLower Lake1876California429Main 16118Lower Lake Stone Jail
Rattlesnake Island 12900 Sulphur Bank Mine RoadClearlake OaksNational2006001047SulpharRattlesnake Island
Old Bull Trail Road and St. Helena Toll RoadState Highway 29 and Hill AvenueMiddletown1850California467State Highway 29 HillOld Bull Trail Road and St. Helena Toll Road
Stone And Kelsey Home Main Street and Bell Hill RoadKelseyville1849California426Main BellStone And Kelsey Home
Stone HouseState Highway 29 and Hidden Valley RoadMiddletown1853California450State Highway 29 Hidden ValleyStone House
Sulphur Bank Mine SiteState Highway 20 and Sulphur Bank RoadClearlake Oaks1865California428State Highway 20 SulphurSulphur Bank Mine Site
Tallman Hotel 9550 Main StreetUpper LakeNational2006000947Main 9550Tallman Hotel
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