HUMBOLDT COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
 

2766 Listings

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Population: 126,518     2000 census
Area: 2,286,590 Acres
County Seat: Uniontown* 1853 - 1856 Eureka 1856 - present
Date: 1853  From Trinity County

 

Mining Districts
Name Type
   
   
   
Historical Landmarks
Number

Name

Date
146 Trinidad Head June 11, 1775
154 Fort Humboldt 1853
164 The Old Arrow Tree  
173 Centerville Beach Cross January 6, 1860
215 Camp Curtis 1862
216 Town of Trinidad April 8, 1850
477 City of Eureka 1850
543 California's First Drilled Oil Well 1865
783 Jacoby Building 1857
838 Old Indian Village of Tsurai  
842 Arcata and Mad River Rail Road Company December 15, 1854
882 Humboldt Harbor Historical District  
883 Ferndale 1852

 

Census Totals

1850 1860 1870 1880
  2,694 6,140 15,515

 

Territorial History

1853 Created from Colusa County
  Territory from Trinity to Humboldt (1853)
Territory from Klamath to Humboldt (1875)
Territory from Del Norte to Humboldt (1901)
Territory from Humboldt to Mendocino (1859)
Territory from Mendocino to Humboldt (1860)
Territory from Humboldt to Del Norte (1901)

 

*Uniontown is now known as Arcata.
The county got its name from Humboldt Bay, which, in 1850, was named after naturalist and world explorer, Baron Alexander von Humboldt.

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