Humboldt County California
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Site Updated: 18 February 2017
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History of Humboldt County
Humboldt County sits
approximately 200 miles north of San
the Pacific Coast on
Hwy 101. Eureka, the county seat, is 278 miles north of San
Francisco and 466 miles south of Portland, Oregon.
The county encompasses 2.3 million acres, eighty percent of which is
timber land and recreation areas. The county is mostly mountainous,
except for the level plain that surroundsHumboldt
Bay. Elevations run from sea level
to 6,934 feet. Located within the county boundaries are 10 state
parks, 16 county parks and beaches, recreational areas and reserves,
and portions of the National Park and National Forest.
And from the Humboldt Wiki
The formation of Humboldt County
Humboldt County was incorporated on May
It's County seat, Eureka,
was created on that same date. The county derived its name from Humboldt
was entered by a sea otter party in 1806, but was not rediscovered
until 1849. In 1850, Douglas Ottinger and Hans Buhne entered the
bay, naming it Humboldt in honor of the great naturalist and world
Davis' Commercial Encyclopedia of the Pacific Northwest:
California Nevada, Utah, Arizona.
Edited and published by Ellis A. Davis Berkeley Calif
Copyrighted by Ellis A. Davis: 1911 Berkeley Calif
Sally has generously donated a batch of
photos from this great old book. There are Biographical
Sketches included in the Chapters.
Sally is willing to do lookups. Please contact her for
more information about folks listed in the Index.
Included is information on: California Public School
Systems, Horticulture, Topography and Agriculture, Mining
Industry, Lumber Industry, Conservation and a lot of
pictures of early California. Bios of the "Men of
California", "Merchants", "The bench and the bar",
"Architects", "Engineers", "Contractors", Real Estate", "Men
of Insurance" and "Bankers".
Cemetery Data will no longer be posted on the Humboldt County
There is so much more online now that is current, so use those
Family Search has old publications of Cemeteries,
Use this Link.
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"The Fine Print"
The CAGW Administrative Team:
Humboldt County Coordinator [Temp]
Martha A Crosley Graham
Martha A Crosley Graham
Coordinators: Claire Martin, Joy Fisher &
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