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Encyclopedia > Calaveras County, California
Calaveras County, California
Seal of Calaveras County, California
Map
Map of California highlighting Calaveras County
Location in the state of California
Map of the USA highlighting California
California's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1850
Seat San Andreas
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,685 km² (1,037 mi²)
2,642 km² (1,020 mi²)
44 km² (17 mi²), 1.62%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

40,554
15/km² 
Website: www.co.calaveras.ca.us

Calaveras County is a county located in the Gold Country of the U.S. state of California. As of the 2000 census, it had a population of 40,554. The county seat is San Andreas. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Map_of_California_highlighting_Calaveras_County. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater 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 ... For the game, see: 1850 (board game) 1850 (MDCCCL) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... San Andreas is an unincorporated census-designated place and the county seat of Calaveras County, California. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... 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 per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... 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. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater 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. ... The Twenty-second United States Census, 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. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... San Andreas is an unincorporated census-designated place and the county seat of Calaveras County, California. ...


Mark Twain set his famous story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, in the county. Each year, the county hosts its County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee, featuring a frog jumping contest, to celebrate the association with Twain's story. The celebrated California red-legged frog, feared absent from the county by 1969, was rediscovered in 2003. Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910),[1] better known by the pen name Mark Twain, was an American humorist, satirist, lecturer and writer. ... The Front page of booklet for The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County... Can A CON CON a CON? The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County is an 1867 short story by Mark Twain. ... Binomial name The California Red-legged frog (Rana aurora ) is a sub-species of frog within the family Ranidae also known as the true frogs. It was earlier classified as a subspecies, Rana aurora draytonii, of the Red-legged Frog, but in current times is considered a recognized species in... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Calaveras Big Trees State Park, a preserve of Giant Sequoia trees, is located in the county several miles east of the town of Arnold on state highway 4. Discovery Tree stump Calaveras Big Trees State Park, located 4 miles (6 km) northeast of Arnold, California in the middle altitudes of the Sierra Nevada in Calaveras County, became a State Park in 1931 to preserve the North Calaveras Grove of Giant Sequoias. ... Binomial name Sequoiadendron giganteum (Lindl. ...


The uncommon gold telluride mineral calaverite is named for this county. Gold chalcogenides are gold compounds with anions from periodic table group 16, known as the chalcogens. ... Calaverite or Gold telluride is an uncommon telluride of gold; it is a metallic mineral. ...


Angels Camp is the only incorporated city in the county. Angels Camp, also known as City of Angels, is the only incorporated city in Calaveras County, California. ... The U.S. state of California is divided into 58 counties. ...

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History

Calaveras County was one of the original counties of California, created in 1850 at the time of statehood. Parts of the county's territory were given to Amador County in 1854 and to Alpine County in 1864. For the game, see: 1850 (board game) 1850 (MDCCCL) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... jay is gay Amador County is a county located in the Sierra Nevada of the U.S. state of California. ... 1854 (MDCCCLIV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Alpine County is the smallest county, by population, in the U.S. state of California. ... 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. ...


The meaning of the word calaveras is "skulls." This county takes its name from the Calaveras River which was reportedly so designated by Spanish explorer Gabriel Moraga when he found, on the banks of the stream, many skulls of Native Americans who had either died of famine or had been killed in tribal conflicts over hunting and fishing grounds. For other uses of Skull, see Skull (disambiguation). ... The Calaveras River is a river in the California Central Valley. ... Spanish army officer Gabriel Moraga was one of the first Europeans to explore Californias Great Central Valley. ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ...


Geography

Calaveras County view

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,685 km² (1,037 mi²). 2,642 km² (1,020 mi²) of it is land and 44 km² (17 mi²) of it (1.62%) is water. A California Department of Forestry report lists the county's area in acres as 663,000, although the exact figure would be 663,477.949 acres. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 794 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1632 × 1232 pixel, file size: 290 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 794 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1632 × 1232 pixel, file size: 290 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU... 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. ...


Cities and towns

Amador Hills

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. ... Angels Camp, also known as City of Angels, is the only incorporated city in Calaveras County, California. ... Arnold is a census-designated place located in Calaveras County, California. ... Avery is a census-designated place located in Calaveras County, California. ... Copperopolis is a census-designated place located in Calaveras County, California. ... Dorrington is a census-designated place located in Calaveras County, California. ... Forest Meadows is a census-designated place located in Calaveras County, California. ... Mokelumne Hill is a census-designated place located in Calaveras County, California. ... Mountain Ranch is a census-designated place located in Calaveras County, California. ... Murphys is a census-designated place located in Calaveras County, California. ... Rail Road Flat is a census-designated place located in Calaveras County, California. ... Rancho Calaveras is a census-designated place located in Calaveras County, California. ... San Andreas is an unincorporated census-designated place and the county seat of Calaveras County, California. ... // Sheepranch is exactly what it named after, a sheep ranch. ... Vallecito is a census-designated place located in Calaveras County, California. ... Valley Springs is a census-designated place (CDP) in Calaveras County, California, United States. ... Wallace is a census-designated place located in Calaveras County, California. ... West Point is a census-designated place located in Calaveras County, California. ...

Special Districts

Special districts in Calaveras County include:

  • Altaville-Melones Fire District
  • Angels Camp Fire District
  • Bret Harte Union High School District
  • Calaveras County Air Pollution Control District
  • Calaveras Unified School District
  • Central Calaveras Fire and Rescue Protection District
  • Copperopolis Fire Protection District
  • Ebbetts Pass Fire Protection District
  • Foothill Fire District
  • Jenny Lind Fire District
  • Mark Twain Union Elementary School District
  • Mokelumne Hill Fire District
  • Murphys Fire District
  • San Andreas Fire District
  • Vallecito Union Elementary School District
  • Valley Springs Public Utilities District
  • West Point Fire District

Adjacent Counties

Stanislaus County is a county located in Californias California Central Valley, between Stockton and Fresno. ... 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. ... jay is gay Amador County is a county located in the Sierra Nevada of the U.S. state of California. ... Alpine County is the smallest county, by population, in the U.S. state of California. ... Tuolumne County is a county located in the U.S. state of Californias Sierra Nevada. ...

Transportation Infrastructure

Major Highways

Image File history File links California_4. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE I-80 CC 0. ... Image File history File links California_12. ... JUNCTION POSTMILE SR-116 SON 9. ... 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. ...

Public Transportation

Calaveras Transit provides service in Angels Camp, San Andreas, and other communities in the county. Intercounty connections are available to Columbia (Tuolumne County), Jackson (El Dorado County) and Lodi (San Joaquin County)


Airports

Calaveras County Airport is a general aviation airport located just southeast of San Andreas. Calaveras County Airport (ICAO: KCPU, FAA LID: CPU), also known as Maury Rasmussen Field, is a public airport located four miles (6 km) southeast of the central business district of San Andreas, in Calaveras County, California, United States. ...


Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 40,554 people, 16,469 households, and 11,742 families residing in the county. The population density was 15/km² (40/mi²). There were 22,946 housing units at an average density of 9/km² (22/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 91.19% White, 0.75% Black or African American, 1.74% Native American, 0.85% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 2.07% from other races, and 3.31% from two or more races. 6.82% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 94.5% spoke English and 4.0% Spanish as their first language. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... 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 16,469 households out of which 26.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.90% were married couples living together, 8.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.70% were non-families. 23.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.85. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 22.80% under the age of 18, 5.50% from 18 to 24, 22.40% from 25 to 44, 31.10% from 45 to 64, and 18.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 98.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.70 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $41,022, and the median income for a family was $47,379. Males had a median income of $41,827 versus $28,108 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,420. About 8.70% of families and 11.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.60% of those under age 18 and 6.20% 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. ...


List of Calaveras County Wineries

  • Black Sheep Winery
  • Boitano Family Wines
  • Brice Station Winery
  • Broll Mountain Vineyards
  • Chatom Vineyards
  • Domaine Becquet Winery
  • French Hill Winery
  • Hatcher Winery
  • Indian Rock Vineyards
  • Irish Vineyards
  • Laraine Wines
  • Ironstone Vineyards
  • Lavendar Ridge Vineyard
  • Millaire Winery
  • Newsome-Harlow
  • Rocco's Com'e Bella Vineyards now known as Bodega del Sur
  • Stevenot Winery
  • Twisted Oak Winery
  • Zucca Mountain Vineyards

Sources

  • "Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit: 2005 Pre-Fire Management Plan September 28, 2005 Edition," California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, 09-28-2005, pp. 16, 17
  • US Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics.

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See also

The USS Calaveras County (LST-516) was one of 50 LST-491-class tank landing ships (LSTs) built for the United States Navy during World War II. Named for Calaveras County, California, she was the only U.S. Naval vessel to bear the name. ... List of school districts in Calaveras County, California Bret Harte Union High School District Calaveras Unified School District Mark Twain Union Elementary School District Vallecito Union School District Calaveras County Office of Education Programs Calaveras County Office of Education - Calaveras County Schools Categories: | ... Discovery Tree stump Calaveras Big Trees State Park, located 4 miles (6 km) northeast of Arnold, California in the middle altitudes of the Sierra Nevada in Calaveras County, became a State Park in 1931 to preserve the North Calaveras Grove of Giant Sequoias. ... Mercer Caverns are located outside of Murphys in Calaveras County California. ... Moaning Cavern is a limestone cave located near Vallecito, California in the heart of the states Gold Country. ...

External links

  • Calaveras County government services

Coordinates: 38°13′N 120°33′W / 38.21, -120.55 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Calaveras County, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (482 words)
Each year, the county hosts its County Fair and Jumping Frog Jubilee, featuring a frog jumping contest, to celebrate the association with Twain's story.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,685 km² (1,037 mi²).
The per capita income for the county is $21,420.
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