Historic Sites and Points of Interest in Tuolumne County

Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park
Hetch Hetchy Reservoir in Yosemite National Park
8 October 2007

Tuolumne County, one of the original counties of California, is located in the Mother Lode Country and on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The name Tuolumne (rhymes with follow me) is derived from a Native American word, but the meaning of the word is disputed, perhaps something to do with stone houses or caves.

Two of the highways which traverse the Sierra Nevada run through Tuolumne County: Sonora Pass Highway (CA 108) and Tioga Pass Highway (CA 120). Both the Sonora Pass and the Tioga Pass are closed by snow in the winter.

The northern half of Yosemite National Park, including Hetch Hetchy Valley, is in Tuolumne County.


Name Address City Year Authority ID Sort Address Sort Name
Montezuma9088 Montezuma Road (CA-49)Rural1850California122MontezumaMontezuma
Columbia11351 CA-49Columbia State Historic Park1850California123CA-49Columbia
Columbia Directional Marker11351 CA-49Columbia State Historic Park1850California123049-0Columbia Directional Marker
TuttletownSR 49 Near Tuttletown RoadTuttletown1848California124049-2Tuttletown
Mark Twain Cabin Marker - WestCA-49 Near Jackass Hill RoadTuttletown1864California138W049-1Mark Twain Cabin Marker - West
Mark Twain Cabin Marker - EastCA-49 Near Jackass Hill RoadTuttletown1864California138E049-1Mark Twain Cabin Marker - East
Saint James Episcopal ChurchNorth Washington and Elkin StreetsSonora1859California139Washington 2Saint James Episcopal Church
Wells Fargo Espress Company BuildingMain Street and Solinsky AlleyChinese Camp1849California140MainWells Fargo Espress Company Building
Big Oak FlatCA-120 and School StreetBig Oak Flat1848California406120-30Big Oak Flat
Summersville (Tuolumne)Carter Street And Tuolumne RoadTuolumne1854California407CarterSummersville (Tuolumne)
JacksonvilleCA-120 Vista Point North of Don Pedro BridgeDon Pedro Reservoir1849California419120-2Jacksonville
SoulsbyvilleSoulsbyville Road and Community DriveSoulsbyville1858California420Soulsbyville Soulsbyville
Sonora-Mono RoadRoute 108 at Sugar Pine CutoffSugarpine1827California422108-1Sonora-Mono Road
Chinese CampCA-120 and Main StreetChinese CampCalifornia423120-1Chinese Camp
Sawmill Flat22041 Sawmill Flat RoadColumbia1850California424Sawmill Flat 22041 Sawmill Flat
JamestownMain and Donovan StreetsJamestown1848California431MainJamestown
SpringfieldSpringfield and Horseshoe Bend RoadsSpringfieldCalifornia432Springfield HorseshoeSpringfield
Parrott's FerryParrotts Ferry RoadColumbia1850California438Parrots 1Parrott's Ferry
Cherokee19721 Confidence-Tuolumne RoadTuolumne1853California445ConfidenceCherokee
GrovelandMain and Back StreetsGroveland1849California446MainGroveland
Second Garrote20450 Old CA-120Groveland1849California460120-5Second Garrote
Sierra Railway ShopsSierra Avenue at 9th StreetJamestownCalifornia1053SierraSierra Railway Shops
Columbia Historic DistrictParrotts Ferry RoadColumbia State Historic Park1850National1966000242Parrots 2Columbia Historic District
Niagara CampNational Forest Road NF-3N01Stanislaus National ForestNational1975000494NF-3N01Niagara Camp
McCauley CabinTuolumne MeadowsYosemite National Park1912National1977000359Tuolumne MeadowsMcCauley Cabin
Tuolumne Meadows Ranger Stations and Comfort Stations Tuolumne MeadowsYosemite National Park1924National1978000370Tuolumne MeadowsTuolumne Meadows Ranger Stations and Comfort Stations
Tuolumne Meadows LodgeTuolumne Meadows Lodge RoadYosemite National ParkNational1978000371Tuolumne MeadowsTuolumne Meadows Lodge
Tioga Pass Entrance StationTioga PassYosemite National ParkNational1978000372Tioga PassTioga Pass Entrance Station
Great Sierra Wagon RoadAspen Valley RoadYosemite National Park1882National1978000373Aspen ValleyGreat Sierra Wagon Road
Great Sierra MineTioga PassYosemite National Park1881National1978000382Tioga PassGreat Sierra Mine
Emporium18202 Main StreetJamestownNational1978000817Main 18202Emporium
Tuolumne County Jail156 West Bradford StreetSonoraNational1978000822Bradford 156Tuolumne County Jail
Soda Springs CabinTuolumne MeadowsYosemite National ParkNational1979000282Tuolumne MeadowsSoda Springs Cabin
Parsons Memorial LodgeTuolumne MeadowsYosemite National ParkNational1979000283Tuolumne MeadowsParsons Memorial Lodge
Tuolumne County Courthouse41 Yaney AvenueSonoraNational1981000182Yaney 0041Tuolumne County Courthouse
Cady House72 North Norlin StreetSonoraNational1982002281Norlin 0072Cady House
City Hotel145 South Washington StreetSonora1852National1983001248Washington 4City Hotel
Sugg House37 Theall StreetSonoraNational1984001210Theall 0037Sugg House
Gamble Building and Miner's Bean Kettle17544 CA-120Big Oak FlatNational1991000335120-20Gamble Building and Miner's Bean Kettle
Groveland Hotel18767 Main StreetGrovelandNational1994000428Main 18767 Groveland Hotel
Hotel Charlotte18736 Main StreetGrovelandNational1994001162Main 18736 Hotel Charlotte
Watts & Tannahill Company Store18761 Main StreetGrovelandNational1995000265Main 18761 Watts & Tannahill Company Store
Baker Station Historic District33950 Route 108Stanislaus National ForestNational2004000928108-2Baker Station Historic District
Yosemite Valley Yosemite Valley Yosemite National ParkNational2004001159Yosemite Valley Yosemite Valley
Courthouse SquareBounded by Washington, Yaney, Green, JacksonSonoraNational2007000695Yaney 0041ACourthouse Square
Forest and Range Experiment Station Forest Road 4N13Strawberry1927National2008001315Forest Road 4N13Forest and Range Experiment Station
Sonora Youth Center732 South Barretta StreetSonora1940National2009000807Barretta S 0725Sonora Youth Center
75 Pound Nugget 18281 Main StreetJamestown1848POIMain 1828175 Pound Nugget
ArrastraCA-120 Near Ferritti RoadGrovelandPOI120-50Arrastra
Bald Rock RanchTwain Harte DriveTwain HartePOITwain HarteBald Rock Ranch
Bartleson-Bidwell PartyRoute 108 at Donnell VistaStanislaus National ForestPOI108-4Bartleson-Bidwell Party
Big Oak Flat IOOF17340 CA-120Big Oak Flat1853POI120-10Big Oak Flat IOOF
Bonanza MineNorth Washington at West SchoolSonora1851POIWashington NBonanza Mine
Chief William FullerChief Fuller WayMi-Wuk Village1888POIChief FullerChief William Fuller
Claverie BuildingMain Street Between Pacific and JacksonColumbiaPOIMainClaverie Building
Columbia Engine Company 1Main Street Between Fulton and StateColumbia State Historic ParkPOIMainColumbia Engine Company 1
Columbia GazetteWashington StreetColumbia State Historic Park1854POIWashingtonColumbia Gazette
Columbia JailhouseColumbia StreetColumbia State Historic ParkPOIColumbiaColumbia Jailhouse
Columbia Marble Quarry Parrotts Ferry RoadColumbia1854POIParrots 1Columbia Marble Quarry
Columbia Masonic TempleWashington Street at Broadway StreetColumbia State Historic Park1855POIWashingtonColumbia Masonic Temple
Confidence MineRoute 108ConfidencePOI108-4Confidence Mine
Dodge Ridge (Earl Purdy)Dodge Ridge RoadPinecrestPOIDodge RidgeDodge Ridge (Earl Purdy)
Eagle CotageWashington Street Near Broadway StreetColumbia State Historic Park1854POIWashingtonEagle Cotage
East Flange RockRoute 108Stanislaus National Forest1852POI108-90East Flange Rock
Emigrant Trail Terminus Mono Way and Greenley RoadSonora1853POIMonoEmigrant Trail Terminus
Emigrants of 1852-1853Kennedy Meadows RoadKennedy Meadows1852POIKennedy MeadowsEmigrants of 1852-1853
Ferretti Shrine Moccasin Creek RoadMoccasinPOIMoccasinFerretti Shrine
Gunn House286 South Washington StreetSonoraPOIWashington S 0286Gunn House
Hayes StationRoute 108Dardenelle1860POI108-4Hayes Station
Hose Cart HouseCarter Street at Buchanan RoadTuolumnePOICarterHose Cart House
Humbug MineRawhide RoadJamestown1880POIRawhideHumbug Mine
Inspiration Point Parrott’s Ferry RoadColumbiaPOIParrott’s FerryInspiration Point
Jamestown Branch Jail Smoke StreetJamestown1898POISmokeJamestown Branch Jail
Jamestown Justice Court 18250 Main StreetJamestown1910POIMain 18250Jamestown Justice Court
Jamestown Red Light District 18226 Main StreetJamestownPOIMain 18226Jamestown Red Light District
Jedediah Strong Smith 158 West Bradford AvenueSonoraPOIBradford W 0158Jedediah Strong Smith
Jewels of the High CountryKennedy Meadows RoadKennedy Meadows1895POIKennedy MeadowsJewels of the High Country
Kennedy MeadowsKennedy Meadows RoadKennedy Meadows1900POIKennedy MeadowsKennedy Meadows
Lord HouseCarter StreetTuolumnePOICarterLord House
Mark Twain Cabin ReconstructionJackass Hill RoadTuttletownPOIJackassMark Twain Cabin Reconstruction
Moccasin PowerhouseLakeshore DriveMoccasin1925POILakeshoreMoccasin Powerhouse
Mormon BattalionSR 49 and Rawhide RoadTuttletownPOIHighway 049Mormon Battalion
National Hotel18183 Main StreetJamestown1859POIMain 18183National Hotel
Portal of the PastSouth Stewart Street and Lyons StreetSonoraPOIStewertPortal of the Past
Railtown 1897 State Historic ParkSouth 5th Avenue and 9th StreetJamestownPOI Ave 05 SRailtown 1897 State Historic Park
Ralph’s StationTuolumne Road North Near Soulsbyville RoadTuolumnePOITuolumneRalph’s Station
Ramirez-Preston Building18202 Main StreetJamestown1850POIMain 18202Ramirez-Preston Building
Shaw's FlatShaws Flat and Shaws Flat School RoadsShaws FlatPOIShawsShaw's Flat
Sierra Railroad Railtown 1897 RoundhouseJamestown1897POIRailtown 1897Sierra Railroad
Sonora Daily38 North Washington StreetSonoraPOIWashington N 0038Sonora Daily
Sonora FountainSouth Washington and Church StreetsSonoraPOIWashington S 0200Sonora Fountain
Sonora Inn160 South Washington StreetSonoraPOIWashington S 0160Sonora Inn
Sonora IOOF Lodge68 North Washington StreetSonoraPOIWashington N 0068Sonora IOOF Lodge
Sonora Mono Toll RoadRoute 108Stanislaus National Forest1841POI108-90Sonora Mono Toll Road
Sonora Opera Hall 250 South Washington StreetSonoraPOIWashington S 0250Sonora Opera Hall
Sonora PassRoute 108Stanislaus National ForestPOI108-90Sonora Pass
Sonora Trail 17FSR 4N34RuralPOI4N34Sonora Trail 17
Sonora Trail 18Crabtree RoadRuralPOICrabtreeSonora Trail 18
Sonora Trail 19Pinecrest School RoadPinecrestPOIPinecrestSonora Trail 19
Sonora Trail 20FSR 3N78RuralPOI3N87Sonora Trail 20
Sonora Trail 21Sugarpine RoadSugarpinePOISugarpineSonora Trail 21
SoulsbyvilleSoulsbyville RoadSoulsbyvillePOISoulsbyvilleSoulsbyville
Standard Township19043 Standard RoadStandardPOIStandardStandard Township
Stevens Bar Bridge Jacksonville Road and River RoadDon Pedro ReservoirPOIDon Pedro ReservoirStevens Bar Bridge
Stockton Road and Shay EngineSR 49 and Southgate DriveSonora1910POIHighway 049Stockton Road and Shay Engine
Stoker GraveGolden Street and Cemetery Lane SonoraPOIGoldenStoker Grave
Strawberry Flat HouseOld Strawberry RoadStrawberry1853POI108-4Strawberry Flat House
Tuolumne Memorial HallFir StreetTuolumnePOIFirTuolumne Memorial Hall
Union Democrat Site48 Yaney StreetSonoraPOIYaneyUnion Democrat Site
Veterans Memorial Building17 North Washington StreetSonoraPOIWashington N 0017Veterans Memorial Building
Wells Fargo & CompanySouth Washington and Linoberg StreetsSonoraPOIWashington SWells Fargo & Company
West Side Memorial ParkBay Street Between Main and PineTuolumnePOIBayWest Side Memorial Park
Westside Flume & Lumber CompanyTuolumne Road Near Railroad TracksTuolumnePOITuolumneWestside Flume & Lumber Company
Willow Hotel18723 Main StreetJamestown1862POIMain 18723Willow Hotel
Wilson-McConnell House Main Street Between Jackson and StateColumbiaPOIMainWilson-McConnell House
Woods CrossingRoute 108 at Bell Monney RoadJamestownPOI108-4Woods Crossing
Yo - Semite House59 North Washington StreetSonoraPOIWashington N 0059Yo - Semite House
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