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Encyclopedia > Amador County, California
Amador County, California
Map
Map of California highlighting Amador County
Location in the state of California
Map of the USA highlighting California
California's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1854
Seat Jackson
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,566 km² (605 mi²)
 sq mi ( km²)
30 km² (12 mi²), 1.94%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

38,471
23/km² 
Website: www.co.amador.ca.us

jay is gay Amador County is a county located in the Sierra Nevada of the U.S. state of California. As of 2005, the population was 38,471. The county seat is Jackson. Image File history File links This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_CA.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): California ... 1854 (MDCCCLIV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Jackson is the county seat of Amador County, California. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... The U.S. state of California is divided into 58 counties. ... This article is about the mountain range in the Western United States. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties/Parishes/Boroughs, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Jackson is the county seat of Amador County, California. ...


Amador County bills itself as "The Heart of the Mother Lode" and lies with the Gold Country. There is a substantial wine-growing industry in the county. Gold Country (also Mother Lode Country) is a region of northeastern California famed for the mines and mineral deposits which so famously brought the 49ers west for the California Gold Rush. ...

Contents

History

Amador County was created in 1854 from parts of Calaveras and El Dorado Counties. In 1864, part of the county's territory was given to Alpine County. 1854 (MDCCCLIV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Calaveras County is a county located in Californias Gold Country. ... Location in the state of California Formed 1850 Seat Placerville Area  - Total  - Water 4,631 km² (1,788 mi²) 200 km² (77 mi²) 4. ... 1864 (MDCCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Alpine County is the smallest county, by population, in the U.S. state of California. ...


The county is named for Jose Maria Amador, soldier, rancher and miner, who was born in San Francisco in 1794, the son of Sergeant Pedro Amador, a Spanish soldier who settled in California in 1771. In 1848, Jose Maria Amador, with several Native Americans, established a successful gold mining camp near the present town of Amador City. In Spanish, the word amador means "one who loves." This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... 1794 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1771 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1848 (MDCCCXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States, including parts of Alaska. ... Gold mining consists of the processes and techniques employed in the removal of gold from the ground. ...


Geography

Amador foothills

Amador County is located approximately 45 miles southeast of Sacramento in a part of California known as the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 241 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 241 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Sacramento is a Spanish- and Portuguese-language word meaning sacrament; it is a common toponym in parts of the world where those tongues were or are spoken. ... Foothills are geographically defined as gradual increases in hilly areas at the base of a mountain range. ... The Sierra Nevada is a mountain range that is mostly in eastern California. ...


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,566 km² (605 mi²). 1,536 km² (593 mi²) of it is land and 30 km² (12 mi²) of it (1.94%) is water. Water bodies in the county include Lake Amador, Lake Camanche, Pardee Reservoir, Bear River Reservoir, Silver Lake, Sutter Creek, Cosumnes River, Mokelumne River, and Jackson Creek. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Within the State of New Hampshire in the United States of America: Silver Lake is a lake in the town of Hollis on the southern border of the state. ... Sutter Creek is a city in Amador County, California, United States. ... The Cosumnes River is a tributary of the Mokelumne River, approximately 80 mi (128. ... The Mokelumne River is a river flowing from the Sierras to a confluence with the San Joaquin River in the Central Valley of California. ... Jackson Creek is a stream in Amador County, California, which is linked to gold mining during the California Gold Rush era. ...


Amador County ranges in elevation from approximately 250 feet in the western portion of the county to over 9,000 feet in the eastern portion of the county. The county is bordered on the north by the Consumnes River and on the south by the Mokelumne River.


Cities and towns

Amador City is a backwoods shithole located in Amador County, California. ... Ione is a city located in Amador County, California. ... Jackson is the county seat of Amador County, California. ... Pine Grove is an unincorporated community in Amador County, California. ... Pioneer is an unincorporated community in Amador County, California. ... Plymouth is a city located in Amador County, California. ... Sutter Creek is a city located in Amador County, California. ...

Unincorporated Places

A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... Drytown is an unincorporated community in Amador County, California. ... Fiddletown is an unincorporated community in Amador County, California. ... Martell is an unincorporated community in Amador County, California, USA. Its population is either in the double or triple digits. ... Pine Grove is an unincorporated community in Amador County, California. ... Pioneer is an unincorporated community in Amador County, California. ... Volcano is an unincorporated community in Amador County, California. ...

Adjacent Counties

Calaveras County is a county located in Californias Gold Country. ... San Joaquin County is a county located in Central Valley of the U.S. state of California, just east of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... Sacramento County is a county of the U.S. state of California. ... Location in the state of California Formed 1850 Seat Placerville Area  - Total  - Water 4,631 km² (1,788 mi²) 200 km² (77 mi²) 4. ... Alpine County is the smallest county, by population, in the U.S. state of California. ...

Shenandoah Valley

Though not as well known as the Napa Valley or Sonoma Valley wine growing regions of California, the Shenandoah Valley was once the wine growing region of California. With the discovery of gold, the area quickly became a mecca for those trying to make their fortune. In the process numerous wineries sprouted up many of whose vineyards are still in use by wineries today. The decline of the California Gold Rush coupled with the onset of Prohibition devastated the wine making region of Amador County. Today this area has been resurrected and is now home to over 40 different wineries. Amador County is renowned for its Zinfandel, but many other varietals are produced as well. Amador County has a high percentage of old Zinfandel vines. Some of the Zinfandel vineyards in this county are more than 125 years old. These old vines produce intense flavors allowing winemakers to make the outstanding Zinfandels for which this area is famous. Napa County is in north-central California Napa Valley is most famous for its wine. ... Vineyards of Sonoma Valley Sonoma Valley is the birthplace of the California wine industry. ... The California Gold Rush (1848–1855) began on January 24, 1848, when gold was discovered at Sutters Mill. ... The term Prohibition, also known as A Dry Law, refers to a law in a certain country by which the manufacture, transportation, import, export, and sale of alcoholic beverages is restricted or illegal. ...


Gold Mining

There are numerous gold mines in Amador County including the Argonaut Mine, the Kennedy Gold Mine, and the Sutter Gold Mine. The Argonaut Mine is a gold mine in Jackson, California, United States. ...


Attractions

Silver Lake in Amador County CA
Silver Lake in Amador County CA

Amador County is home of the Gold Rush era in California. Many century-old gold-mining places in the county are now popular tourist destinations. Amador County offers several tourists destinations and things to do: Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (883x600, 54 KB)Author: jazedon Source: self-owned File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (883x600, 54 KB)Author: jazedon Source: self-owned File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The California Gold Rush (1848–1855) began on January 24, 1848, when gold was discovered at Sutters Mill. ...

  • Jackson Main Street - antique shops
  • Sutter Creek Main Street - antique shops, [1]Sutter Creek Theater
  • Jackson Rancheria - casino and hotel
  • Volcano Theater Company and the Cobblestone Theater and the St. George Hotel in Volcano
  • Mace Meadows Golf Course in Pioneer
  • Old Mill Shopping Center in Martell
  • Underground caves with tours
  • Campgrounds areas with gold-panning activities
  • Wineries with wine-tasting activities
  • Lakes for boating and fishing
  • Winter Ski Resorts - for skiers, snowboarders, etc
  • Outdoor Activities - camping, picnic, ATV riding, horseback riding, whitewater kayaking, birding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, rock climbing, etc
  • Historic sites: Kennedy Mine in Jackson, Chew Kee Store in Fiddletown, Knight Foundry in Sutter Creek

Jackson is the county seat of Amador County, California. ... Sutter Creek is a city located in Amador County, California. ... For other uses, see Volcano (disambiguation). ... Pioneer is an unincorporated community in Amador County, California. ... Martell is an unincorporated community in Amador County, California, USA. Its population is either in the double or triple digits. ... It has been suggested that Wine serving temperature be merged into this article or section. ... Alpine skier carving a turn on piste Members of the U.S. Air Force skiing (and snowboarding) at Keystone Resorts 14th Annual SnoFest Downhill Ski Racing This article is about snow skiing. ... Snowboarder in a half-pipe Snowboarder on trial Snowboarding is a sport that involves descending a snow-covered slope on a snowboard that is attached to ones feet using a boot/binding interface. ... The term All-Terrain Vehicle or ATV is used in a general sense to describe any of a number of small open motorized buggies and tricycles designed for off-road use. ...

Transportation Infrastructure

Major Highways

Image File history File links California_16. ... JUNCTION MILE POST SR-20 COL 0. ... Image File history File links California_26. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE SR-4 SJ 0. ... Image File history File links California_49. ... California State Route 49 (also known as the Gold Country Highway) is a scenic highway in the California Gold Country that passes through the historic mining communities of the 1849 California gold rush. ... Image File history File links California_88. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE SR-99 SJ 0. ... Image File history File links California_104. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE SR-99 SAC 0. ... Image File history File links California_124. ... California State Route 124 runs from Ione to Route 16 near Waits Station in in Amador County, California. ...

Public Transportation

Amador Regional Transit System (ARTS) provides service in Jackson and the nearby communities. Connections are available to Sacramento and to Calaveras County.


Airports

Amador County Airport is a general aviation airport located near Jackson. Amador County Airport (FAA LID: O70), also known as Westover Field, is a public airport located two miles (3. ...


Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 35,100 people, 12,759 households, and 9,071 families residing in the county. The population density was 23/km² (59/mi²). There were 15,035 housing units at an average density of 10/km² (25/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 85.79% White, 3.87% Black or African American, 1.78% Native American, 1.00% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 5.04% from other races, and 2.41% from two or more races. 8.91% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 93.1% spoke English and 5.1% Spanish as their first language. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


There were 12,759 households out of which 26.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.90% were married couples living together, 8.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.90% were non-families. 23.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.81. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 20.60% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 26.20% from 25 to 44, 28.30% from 45 to 64, and 18.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 122.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 123.40 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $42,280, and the median income for a family was $51,226. Males had a median income of $39,697 versus $28,850 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,412. About 6.10% of families and 9.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.10% of those under age 18 and 5.40% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


See also

List of school districts in Amador County, California Amador County Unified School District External links Amador County Unified School District Categories: Amador County, California | Lists of California school districts by county ...

Online Resource

  • AmadorCountyINFO.com

External links


Coordinates: 38°26′N 120°40′W / 38.44, -120.66 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Amador County, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (497 words)
Amador County bills itself as "The Heart of the Mother Lode" and lies with the Gold Country.
The county is named for Jose Maria Amador, soldier, rancher and miner, who was born in San Francisco in 1794, the son of Sergeant Pedro Amador, a Spanish soldier who settled in California in 1771.
In the county the population is spread out with 20.60% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 26.20% from 25 to 44, 28.30% from 45 to 64, and 18.00% who are 65 years of age or older.
Amador County : Welcome! (114 words)
Discover the serenity of Amador County… where sounds of footsteps on the boardwalks echo off the overhanging balconies.
Amador is an oasis of relaxation, history and fun.
The silenced mines of Amador County have been replaced with world-class wines, snuggled mostly in the Shenandoah Valley.
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