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.

Name Address City Year Authority ID Sort Address Sort Name
Albion River BridgeHighway 1AlbionNational2010001383Route 001Albion River Bridge
Arena Cove Historic DistrictArena CovePoint ArenaNational1990001363Arena CoveArena Cove Historic District
Arena Cove Coast Guard Captain's HousePort RoadPoint ArenaPOIPortArena Cove Coast Guard Captain's House
Arena Cove Wharfmaster's HousePort RoadPoint ArenaPOIPortArena Cove Wharfmaster's House
Babcock House96 South Humboldt StreetWillitsNational2004000620Humboldt S 0096Babcock House
Buckridge Ranch HouseGarcia River Road East of Point ArenaPoint ArenaNational1990001359Garcia River near Buckridge RoadBuckridge Ranch House
Con Creek School12340 Highway 128BoonvilleNational1979000498Highway 128 12340Con Creek School
Eel River Bridge 10-37Route 271 Over South Fork of Eel RiverCooks ValleyPOIRoute 271Eel River Bridge 10-37
Fifteen JapanesePort Road at Point Arena WharfPoint ArenaPOIPortFifteen Japanese
Ford House735 Main StreetMendocinoNational2010000394Main 0735Ford House
Fort Bragg343 North Main StreetFort BraggCalifornia615Main 00321 Fort Bragg
Fort Building430 North Franklin StreetFort Bragg1857POIFranklin 0430Fort Building
Frog Woman RockHighway 101South of HoplandCalifornia549Highway 101 05.1Frog Woman Rock
Getchell House36101 Highway 1Anchor BayNational1980000819Highway 001 36101Getchell House
Gillmore House40 Mill StreetPoint ArenaNational1990001355Mill 40 Gillmore House
Groshon House50 Mill StreetPoint ArenaNational1990001356Mill 50 Groshon House
Gualala Hotel39301 Highway 1GualalaPOIHighway 001 39301Gualala Hotel
Held-Poage House603 West Perkins StreetUkiahNational1987002292Perkins 603 Held-Poage House
Hofman House308 South School StreetUkiahNational1993001022School 308 Hofman House
House at Thirty-Seven Riverside Drive37 Riverside DrivePoint ArenaNational1990001352Riverside Drive 37 House at Thirty-Seven Riverside Drive
Hoyt-Scott House10 Riverside DrivePoint ArenaNational1990001354Riverside Drive 10 Hoyt-Scott House
Italian Hotel105 Main StreetPoint ArenaNational1990001361Main 00105 Italian Hotel
Iverson House40 Iverson AvenuePoint ArenaNational1990001353Iverson 40 Iverson House
Ketchum House10 Scott PlacePoint ArenaNational1990001358Scott 0010Ketchum House
Larsen Family House84 State StreetWillitsNational1995001153State 084 Larsen Family House
Lovejoy HomesteadNorth of Branscomb on South Fork of Eel RiverBranscombNational1978000719BranscombLovejoy Homestead
Manchester Schoolhouse19750 Highway 1ManchesterNational1979000499Highway 001 19750 Manchester Schoolhouse
Mendocino and Headlands Historic DistrictBounded Roughly By the Pacific Ocean, Little Lake Street and Highway 1MendocinoNational1971000165Highway 001Mendocino and Headlands Historic District
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens18220 North Highway 1Fort BraggPOIHighway 001Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Mendocino Masonic Hall10500 Lansing StreetMendocinoPOILansing 10500Mendocino Masonic Hall
Mendocino Presbyterian Church44831 Main StreetMendocinoCalifornia714Main 44831 Mendocino Presbyterian Church
Mendocino Woodlands Recreational Demonstration Area39350 Little Lake RoadMendocinoNational1997001262Little Lake 39350Mendocino Woodlands Recreational Demonstration Area
Milano Hotel38300 Highway 1GualalaNational1978000720Highway 001 38300 Milano Hotel
Morse House365 Main StreetPoint ArenaNational1990001362Main 00365 Morse House
Navarro-by-the-SeaNavarro Beach RoadNavarro BeachNational2009001089NavarroNavarro-by-the-Sea
Olinsky Building401 North Main StreetFort BraggNational1995000995Main 00401 Olinsky Building
Palace Hotel272 North State StreetUkiah1891National1979003458State 272 Palace Hotel
Palmer House284 Main StreetPoint ArenaNational1990001357Main 00284 Palmer House
Point Arena High School200 Lake StreetPoint ArenaNational1990001365Lake 200 Point Arena High School
Point Arena Light StationLighthouse RoadPoint ArenaCalifornia1035LighthousePoint Arena Light Station
Point Arena Light StationLighthouse RoadPoint ArenaNational1990002189LighthousePoint Arena Light Station
Point Arena Main Street Historic Commercial District165-265 Main StreetPoint ArenaNational1990001364Main 00165Point Arena Main Street Historic Commercial District
Point Arena Rancheria RoundhouseRancheria Road Northeast of Point ArenaPoint ArenaNational1990001360Rancheria RoadPoint Arena Rancheria Roundhouse
Point Cabrillo Light Station45300 Lighthouse RoadCasparNational1991001092Lighthouse 45300 Point Cabrillo Light Station
Round ValleyHighway 162 Inspiration Point At Milepost 23.7Five Miles South of Covelo1854California674Highway 162 Round Valley
Round Valley Flour MillsMain and Greely StreetsCovelo1880National1980000820MainRound Valley Flour Mills
Saint Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church40 School StreetPoint ArenaNational1990001366School 040 Saint Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church
Seabiscuit's Stud BarnSeabiscuit DriveRidgewood RanchNational2013001108SeabiscuitSeabiscuit's Stud Barn
Shipwreck of the Brig FrolicNortheast of Point CabrilloCasparNational1991000565Point CabrilloShipwreck of the Brig Frolic
Spotswood House11820 West RoadPotter ValleyNational2007000997West 11820Spotswood House
Sun House431 South Main StreetUkiah1911California926Main 00431 Sun House
Sun House431 South Main StreetUkiah1911National1981000161Main 00431 Sun House
Temple of Kwan Tai45160 Albion StreetMendocinoCalifornia927Albion 45160 Temple of Kwan Tai
Ukiah Latitude Observatory432 Observatory AvenueUkiah1899National1991001936ObservatoryUkiah Latitude Observatory
Ukiah Main Post Office224 North Oak StreetUkiahNational2012000266Oak N 0224Ukiah Main Post Office
Ukiah Vichy Springs Resort2701 Vichy Springs RoadUkiahCalifornia980Vichy Springs 2701 Ukiah Vichy Springs Resort
Weller House524 Stewart StreetFort BraggNational1976000499Stewart 524 Weller House
Willits Carnegie Library85 East Commercial StreetWillitsNational1992001756East Commercial Street 85 Willits Carnegie Library
Willits DepotEast Commercial StreetWillitsNational1999001262East Commercial StreetWillits Depot
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