This and other signs like it have been removed by the U.S. Forest Service in an attempt to combat the vandalism of historic sites. So if you travel the dirt roads in the back country, you'd better either know the area or have a guide. Cell phones won't work.

Listed below of are a number of links to websites containing useful city/business directories and area maps.

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Site Updated: 26 June 2016


1885 Town & Business Directory

Lists the major towns in 1885 Sierra County. Includes a list of businesses and residents. Posted on


1895 U.S. Atlas

Enhanced versions of the original 1895 Rand McNally publication titled The New 11x14 Atlas of the World. It is organized by state and county.


Various Historical Maps

Contains links to web sites displaying historical maps of California and its counties. Boundary changes are also addressed.


Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)

Entry of a place name, state and county returns a description which includes longitude, latitude and elevation. Then you can click on one of the Mapping Services links to display your location on a map. Maintained by the U.S. Dept. of the Interior.