Historic Sites and Points of Interest in Siskiyou County

Klamath River Community Hall on Route 96
Klamath River Community Hall on Route 96
13 September 2010
Scenic Route: Old Stage Road
Old Stage Road Near Mount Shasta City
29 April 2010
Flag of the State of Jefferson
Flag of the State of Jefferson
The two x's signify double crossed
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Siskiyou County was created on March 22, 1852, from parts of Shasta and Klamath Counties, and named after the Siskiyou mountain range. Parts of the county's territory were given to Modoc County in 1855.

The origin of the word Siskiyou is uncertain. It may be derived from the Chinook word for a bob-tailed horse or from the French phrase six cailloux (six stones in English).

In 2010, the population of the county was 44,900. Only one town, Yreka, has a population greater than 5,000.

1941, Gilbert Gable, the mayor of Port Orford, Oregon, proposed that the counties of northern California and southern Oregon secede from their respective states and form a new state, the State of Jefferson. Gale felt that the region was too from the state capitals in Salem (Oregon) and Sacramento (Califonia) and was poorly understood and served by legislators and bureaucrats.

The secessionist notion survived over the years, sometimes in jest, sometimes in earnest.

In the late 1990s, the Klamath water war galvanized local property-rights proponents. The now-legendary conflict fueled residents’ feeling that the region was a place apart, misrepresented by urban lawmakers who threatened a way of life with their environmental regulations and bureaucratic ineptitude. [High County News, 13 November 2006]

The State of Jefferson, at its most ambitious, includes twelve California counties (Butte, Del Norte, Humboldt, Glenn, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama and Trinity) and seven Oregon counties (Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath and Lake).

Siskiyou County has always been the heart of the State of Jefferson. On September 3, 2013, the County Board of Supervisors voted four to one in favor of secession from California.

Name Address City Year Authority ID Sort Address Sort Name
Ager Stage StopAger Beswick Road at Hornbrook Ager RoadAgerPOIAgerAger Stage Stop
Applegate Trail 46Dorris Brownell RoadApplegate TrailPOIDorrisApplegate Trail 46
Applegate Trail 47Dorris Brownell RoadApplegate TrailPOIDorrisApplegate Trail 47
Applegate Trail 48Lower Klamath RoadApplegate TrailPOILower KlamathApplegate Trail 48
Applegate Trail 49Dorris Brownell RoadApplegate TrailPOIDorrisApplegate Trail 49
Applegate Trail 50Dorris Brownell RoadApplegate TrailPOIDorrisApplegate Trail 50
Applegate Trail 51Wilow Creek RoadApplegate TrailPOIWillow CreekApplegate Trail 51
Applegate Trail 52Dorris Brownell RoadApplegate TrailPOIDorrisApplegate Trail 52
Babe Ruth Played Here4841 Dunsmuir AvenueDunsmuirPOIDunsmuir 4841Babe Ruth Played Here
Berryvale Post OfficeSouth Old Stage RoadMt Shasta POIOld Stage 2Berryvale Post Office
Bradford Ripley AldenCopco RoadHornbrookPOICopcoBradford Ripley Alden
Brown-Nickell-Authenrieth Building322 and 324 West Miner StreetYrekaPOIMiner W 0322Brown-Nickell-Authenrieth Building
California – Oregon Stage RoadState Route 3Klamath National ForestPOI003-90California – Oregon Stage Road
Canby's CrossMonument RoadLava Beds National MonumentCalifornia110Monument 1Canby's Cross
Captain Jack's StrongholdCaptain Jacks Stronghold TrailLava Beds National MonumentCalifornia9CaptainCaptain Jack's Stronghold
Captain Jack's StrongholdCaptain Jacks Stronghold TrailLava Beds National MonumentNational1973000259CaptainCaptain Jack's Stronghold
Church of Saints John and Paul200 East Fork RoadCallahanPOIEast ForkChurch of Saints John and Paul
CottonwoodOregon RoadHornbrookPOIOregonCottonwood
Cottonwood BasinCopco RoadHornbrookPOICopcoCottonwood Basin
Crystal Creek Methodist Church SiteState Route 3EtnaPOI003-30Crystal Creek Methodist Church Site
DeadwoodDeadwood Creek RoadKlamath National ForestPOIDeadwoodDeadwood
Dry Gulch BridgeState Route 263Dry GulchPOI263-50Dry Gulch Bridge
Dunsmuir FountainDunsmuir City ParkDunsmuirPOIDunsmuir 4841Dunsmuir Fountain
Dunsmuir Historic DistrictBounded by Sacramento, Shasta, Spruce, Cedar DunsmuirNational1982000993SacramentoDunsmuir Historic District
Edgewood Store24505 Edgewood RoadEdgewoodNational2004000140Edgewood 24505 Edgewood Store
Emigrant TrailRoute 97 and Military Pass RoadWeedCalifornia517Route 097Emigrant Trail
Falkenstein House401 South Gold StreetYrekaNational1979000554Gold 401Falkenstein House
Farrington Blacksmith Shop12530 State Route 3, CallahanCallahanPOI003-80Farrington Blacksmith Shop
Fort Jones HouseMain StreetFort JonesNational1976000533MainFort Jones House
Fort Jones SiteRoute 3Fort Jones California317Route 003Fort Jones Site
FrogtownSR 263 Near Long Gulch RoadHawkinsvillePOI263Frogtown
GreenhornGreenhorn ParkYrekaPOIGreenhornGreenhorn
Guillem's GraveyardHill RoadLava Beds National MonumentCalifornia13Hill 1Guillem's Graveyard
Gus Meamber Pack Train Trail9317 Scott River RoadFort JonesPOIScott River 9317Gus Meamber Pack Train Trail
Harlow Cabin1050 Elliott Creek Road Joe BarNational1991000699Elliott Creek 1050 Harlow Cabin
Hayden HotelState Route 3CallahanPOI003-85Hayden Hotel
Horse Creek Road Bridge Over the Klamath RiverHorse Creek Road at Route 96Klamath National ForestPOIRoute 096Horse Creek Road Bridge Over the Klamath River
Hospital Rock Army Camp SiteMonument Road East of Lyons RoadLava Beds National MonumentNational1973000227Monument 3Hospital Rock Army Camp Site
Hotel MacdoelMontezuma Avenue and Mt. Shasta StreetMacdoelNational1982002275Mt. ShastaHotel Macdoel
IOOF: EtnaCollier Way at Pig AlleyEtnaPOICollierIOOF: Etna
IOOF: Yreka107-117 West Miner StreetYrekaPOIMiner W 0107IOOF: Yreka
Jefferson DavisCopco RoadHornbrookPOICopcoJefferson Davis
KlamathonKlamathon Road near Ager RoadHornbrookPOIKlamathonKlamathon
Locomotive 17274841 Dunsmuir AvenueDunsmuirPOIDunsmuir 4841Locomotive 1727
Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge4009 Hill RoadLower Klamath National Wildlife RefugeNational1966000238HillLower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge
Masonic HallMain StreetFort JonesPOIMainMasonic Hall
McBride Ranch2300 East Callahan RoadEtnaPOICallahan East 2300McBride Ranch
McCloud Historic DistrictBounded by Main, Columbero, West Minnesota, and Lawndale McCloudNational1990000444MainMcCloud Historic District
Meamber School7044 Scott River RoadFort JonesPOIScott River 7044Meamber School
Montague146 South 11th StreetMontaguePOI Street 011 S 146Montague
Montague Depot Museum230 South 11th StreetMontaguePOI Street 011 S 230Montague Depot Museum
Moonlit Oaks Dance pavilion150 Moonlit Oaks AvenueYrekaPOIMoonlitMoonlit Oaks Dance pavilion
No. 4 Kingpin Hydraulic Giant 910 South Main StreetYrekaPOIMain S 0910No. 4 Kingpin Hydraulic Giant
Robbers RockState Route 3 Near Soap Creek Ridge RoadRuralPOI003-10Robbers Rock
Sawyers BarSawyers Bar RoadSawyers BarPOISawyersSawyers Bar
Sawyers Bar Catholic ChurchSawyers Bar RoadSawyers Bar1855National1978000792SawyersSawyers Bar Catholic Church
Scott River BridgeState Route 3CallahanPOI003-70Scott River Bridge
Shasta Inn and Weed Lumber Company Boarding House829 and 877 North Davis AvenueWeedNational1980000869Davis 829Shasta Inn and Weed Lumber Company Boarding House
Siskiyou County Museum910 South Main StreetYreka1950POIMain S 910Siskiyou County Museum
Sisson Museum1 North Old Stage RoadMt Shasta POIOld Stage 1Sisson Museum
Smith and Rosenburg Building219-223 West Miner StreetYrekaPOIMiner W 0219Smith and Rosenburg Building
Strawberry Valley Stage StationNorth Old Stage RoadMt Shasta California396Old Stage 1Strawberry Valley Stage Station
Sullaway Stage Stop1208 Old Stage RoadMt Shasta POIOld Stage 1208Sullaway Stage Stop
Tacitus Ryland Arbuckle8020 East Callahan RoadEtnaPOICallahan East 8020Tacitus Ryland Arbuckle
Thomas-Wright Battle SiteThomas-Wright Battlefield TrailLava Beds National MonumentNational1978000366Hill 2Thomas-Wright Battle Site
Thompson’s Dry DiggingsYama Street near Discovery StreetYrekaPOIYama 1000Thompson’s Dry Diggings
Tule Lake Unit of WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument800 Main StreetTulelakePOIMain 0800Tule Lake Unit of WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument
Weed ArchMain Street and South Weed BoulevardWeedPOIMainWeed Arch
Weed Historic Lumber Town Museum303 Gilman AvenueWeedPOIGilman 303Weed Historic Lumber Town Museum
West Miner Street Historic District102 West Miner Street and 122-419 3rd Street YrekaNational1972000258Miner W 102West Miner Street Historic District
White's Gulch ArrastraKlamath National ForestSawyers BarNational1978000793Klamath National ForestWhite's Gulch Arrastra
Witherill Building331 and 333 West Miner StreetYrekaPOIMiner W 0331Witherill Building
YrekaWest Miner Sreet and BroadwayYrekaCalifornia901Miner W 100Yreka
Yreka Carnegie Library412 West Miner StreetYrekaNational1992000270Miner W 412Yreka Carnegie Library
Yreka Historic TrailTenant RoadYreka TrailPOITenantYreka Historic Trail
Yreka Trail 1Dorris Brownell RoadYreka TrailPOIDorrisYreka Trail 1
Yreka Trail 2Willow Creek Red Rock RoadYreka TrailPOIWillowYreka Trail 2
Yreka Trail 3Willow Creek Red Rock RoadYreka TrailPOIWillowYreka Trail 3
Yreka Trail 4Red Rock RoadYreka TrailPOIRed RockYreka Trail 4
Yreka Trail 5Off Red Rock RoadYreka TrailPOIRed RockYreka Trail 5
Yreka Trail 6Old Sate HighwayYreka TrailPOIOld StateYreka Trail 6
Yreka Trail 6AOff Old Sate HighwayYreka TrailPOIOld StateYreka Trail 6A
Yreka Trail 6BOff Old Sate HighwayYreka TrailPOIOld StateYreka Trail 6B
Yreka Trail 7Off Old Sate HighwayYreka TrailPOIOld StateYreka Trail 7
Yreka Trail 8Forest Service Road 44N30XYreka TrailPOI FS044Yreka Trail 8
Yreka Trail 9Tenant RoadYreka TrailPOITenantYreka Trail 9
Yreka Trail 10Forest Service Road 44N18YYreka TrailPOI FS044Yreka Trail 10
Yreka Trail 11State Route 97Yreka TrailPOI Route 097Yreka Trail 11
Yreka Trail 12State Route 97Yreka TrailPOI Route 097Yreka Trail 12
Yreka Trail 13State Route 97Yreka TrailPOI Route 097Yreka Trail 13
Yreka Trail 14Pilar Road at Perla DriveYreka TrailPOIPilarYreka Trail 14
Yreka Trail 15Harry Cash RoadYreka TrailPOIHarry CashYreka Trail 15
Yreka Trail 16Harry Cash RoadYreka TrailPOIHarry CashYreka Trail 16
Yreka Trail 20850 Yama StreetYreka TrailPOIYama 0850Yreka Trail 20
Yreka Western RailroadSouth Foothill Drive at East Center StreetYrekaPOIFoothillYreka Western Railroad
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