Historic Sites and Points of Interest in Mendocino County

Point Cabrillo Light Station in Mendocino County, California Point Cabrillo Light Station
13 November 2005

Cypress on a Bluff in Fort Bragg Overlooking the Pacific Ocean Cypress overlooking the Pacific Ocean
On a bluff near the mouth of Pudding Creek
1 May 2022

Beach and bluffs at the mouth of Pudding Creek Beach and bluffs at the mouth of Pudding Creek
1 May 2022

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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 BridgeCoast HighwayAlbion1944National2010001383Route 001Albion River Bridge
Arena Cove Coast Guard Captain's HousePort RoadPoint Arena1902POIPortArena Cove Coast Guard Captain's House
Arena Cove Historic DistrictArena CovePoint Arena1875National1990001363Arena CoveArena Cove Historic District
Arena Cove Wharfmaster's House785 Port RoadPoint Arena1975POIPort 785Arena Cove Wharfmaster's House
Arena Theater214 Main StreetPoint Arena1928POIMain 0214Arena Theater
Babcock House96 South Humboldt StreetWillitsNational2004000620Humboldt S 0096Babcock House
Buckridge Ranch HouseGarcia River Road East of Point ArenaPoint Arena1869National1990001359Garcia 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 Valley1917POIRoute 271Eel River Bridge 10-37
ElkCoast HighwayElkPOIHighway 001Elk
Fifteen JapanesePort Road at Point Arena WharfPoint Arena1913POIPortFifteen Japanese
First Baptist Church127 East Pine StreetFort Bragg1889POIPine E 0127First Baptist Church
Ford House735 Main StreetMendocino1854National2010000394Main 0735Ford House
Fort Bragg343 North Main StreetFort Bragg1857California615Main 00321 Fort Bragg
Fort Bragg Masonic Hall428 North Main StreetFort BraggPOIMain N 0428Fort Bragg Masonic Hall
Fort Bragg Redwood Tree343 North Main StreetFort BraggPOIMain N 0343Fort Bragg Redwood Tree
Fort Building430 North Franklin StreetFort Bragg1857POIFranklin 0430Fort Building
Frog Woman RockHighway 101South of HoplandCalifornia549Highway 101 05.1Frog Woman Rock
Getchell House36101 Coast HighwayAnchor BayNational1980000819Highway 001 36101Getchell House
Gillmore House40 Mill StreetPoint Arena1870National1990001355Mill 40 Gillmore House
Groshon House50 Mill StreetPoint Arena1900National1990001356Mill 50 Groshon House
Gualala Hotel39301 Coast HighwayGualala1903POIHighway 001 39301Gualala Hotel
Guest House343 North Main StreetFort BraggPOIMain N 0343Guest House
Held-Poage House603 West Perkins StreetUkiahNational1987002292Perkins 603 Held-Poage House
Hofman House308 South School StreetUkiahNational1993001022School 308 Hofman House
Hoyt-Scott House10 Riverside DrivePoint Arena1870National1990001354Riverside Drive 10 Hoyt-Scott House
Italian Hotel105 Main StreetPoint Arena1900National1990001361Main 00105 Italian Hotel
Iverson House40 Iverson AvenuePoint Arena1875National1990001353Iverson 40 Iverson House
Ketchum House10 Scott PlacePoint Arena1912National1990001358Scott 0010Ketchum House
Larsen Family House84 State StreetWillitsNational1995001153State 084 Larsen Family House
Lovejoy HomesteadNorth of Branscomb on South Fork of Eel RiverBranscombNational1978000719BranscombLovejoy Homestead
MacCallum House45020 Albion StreetMendocino1882POIAlbion 45020MacCallum House
MacKerricher State ParkCoast HighwayMacKerricher State ParkPOIHighway 001MacKerricher State Park
Manchester Schoolhouse19750 Coast HighwayManchester1907National1979000499Highway 001 19750 Manchester Schoolhouse
Mendocino and Headlands Historic DistrictBounded Roughly By the Pacific Ocean, Little Lake Street and Coast HighwayMendocinoNational1971000165Highway 001Mendocino and Headlands Historic District
Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens18220 North Coast HighwayFort BraggPOIHighway 001Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Mendocino Headlands State ParkHeeser DriveMendocinoPOIHeeserMendocino Headlands State Park
Mendocino Masonic Hall10500 Lansing StreetMendocino1866POILansing 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 Coast HighwayGualalaNational1978000720Highway 001 38300 Milano Hotel
Morse House365 Main StreetPoint Arena1870National1990001362Main 00365 Morse House
Navarro-by-the-SeaNavarro Beach RoadNavarro Beach1865National2009001089NavarroNavarro-by-the-Sea
Olinsky Building401 North Main StreetFort Bragg1920National1995000995Main 00401 Olinsky Building
Palace Hotel272 North State StreetUkiah1891National1979003458State 272 Palace Hotel
Palmer House284 Main StreetPoint Arena1875National1990001357Main 00284 Palmer House
Parrish Family Cemetery18220 North Coast HighwayFort BraggPOIHighway 001Parrish Family Cemetery
Point Arena High School200 Lake StreetPoint Arena1936National1990001365Lake 200 Point Arena High School
Point Arena IOOF183 Main StreetPoint ArenaPOIMain 0183Point Arena IOOF
Point Arena LighthouseLighthouse RoadPoint Arena-Stornetta Public Lands1907California1035LighthousePoint Arena Lighthouse
Point Arena LighthouseLighthouse RoadPoint Arena-Stornetta Public Lands1907National1990002189LighthousePoint Arena Lighthouse
Point Arena Main Street Historic Commercial District165-265 Main StreetPoint Arena1893National1990001364Main 00165Point Arena Main Street Historic Commercial District
Point Arena Rancheria RoundhouseRancheria Road Northeast of Point ArenaPoint Arena1890National1990001360Rancheria RoadPoint Arena Rancheria Roundhouse
Point Cabrillo Light Station45300 Lighthouse RoadPoint CabrilloNational1991001092Lighthouse 45300 Point Cabrillo Light Station
Pudding Creek Railroad BridgeCA-1Fort Bragg1915POIHighway 001Pudding Creek Railroad Bridge
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
Russian Gulch BridgePoint Cabrillo RoadRussian Gulch State Park1940POIPoint CabrilloRussian Gulch Bridge
Saint Orres36601 Coast HighwayGualalaPOIHighway 001Saint Orres
Saint Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church40 School StreetPoint Arena1907National1990001366School 040 Saint Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church
Seabiscuit's Stud BarnSeabiscuit DriveRidgewood RanchNational2013001108SeabiscuitSeabiscuit's Stud Barn
Shipwreck of the Brig FrolicNorth TrailPoint Cabrillo1850National1991000565North TrailShipwreck of the Brig Frolic
Skunk Train100 West Laurel StreetFort BraggPOILaurel W 0100Skunk Train
Spotswood House11820 West RoadPotter ValleyNational2007000997West 11820Spotswood House
St. Francis Mission Church13370 Spring StreetHoplandNational100004919SpringSt. Francis Mission Church
Stornetta North TrailheadLighthouse RoadPoint Arena-Stornetta Public LandsPOILighthouseStornetta North Trailhead
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
Union Lumber Company Store305 North Main StreetFort Bragg1912POIMain N 0305Union Lumber Company Store
Weller House524 Stewart StreetFort Bragg1886National1976000499Stewart 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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