Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission

Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, Nevada County lay at the heart of the 49er experience. Many thousands came here to make their fortune and much evidence of their successes and occasional failures remains. From bustling towns still largely unchanged from the Gold Rush era to ghost towns, from gold mines and mining equipment to covered bridges and the first long-distance telephone line, these and much more can be found among over 200 historical landmarks situated in Nevada County. The Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission exists to help you find and enjoy them. A good way to start is by using our interactive map, developed with the support of the Nevada County Geographical Information Systems unit. With special thanks to Lindsey Gordon of the County’s GIS unit, the latest version of the interactive map is now live. Here is the link if you want to take it for a spin.


With your generosity, we have met our goal. So there is no need for further contributions. We are hoping for a dedication ceremony in mid October. Details will follow. A special thanks to the media for getting the word out. If you have questions, contact Kathy Hillis at 530-263-4963.

If you are interested in the history of the hospital, check out our book, Exploring Nevada County (see below).

Further information about the Commission can be found on this website and in its publication, Exploring Nevada County, available both in electronic format from You Bet Press and in paperback from Comstock Bonanza Press. For access to the other pages of this website, click on the Links button on the upper right hand corner.

Information about registering a landmark can be found here.