California Historical Landmarks in Sierra County

California Historical Landmark 421
Henness Pass Road
Ridge and Henness Pass Roads
3.3 Miles West of Alleghany

Henness Pass Road

The main emigrant trail between Virginia City, Nevada and Marysville, California, the Henness Pass Road was in use as early as 1849. At that time, this was the only road through the Henness Pass.

Citation from California Office of Historic Preservation

Henness Pass Road is also commemorated by a marker in Von Schmidt Monument Historic Park on Henness Pass Road at the California/Nevada border.
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