county in California, United States

Nevada County is in California. From the Gold Country in the west, this county extends east across the Sierra Nevada mountains.

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The following Nevada County cities are in the Gold Country:

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The following Nevada County cities are in the Sierra Nevada mountains:

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Neighboring counties

  • 1 Sierra County - Located in the mountains and forests adjacent to the Nevada border, Nevada County's northern neighbor was a booming mining area during the Gold Rush, but today is home to only about 3,000 people. Historically the county was the site of several massive gold discoveries, including the 106 pound Monumental Nugget in 1869; a replica of the huge nugget can be seen in the Kentucky Mine Museum in Sierra City.
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  • 2 Placer County - Nevada County's southern neighbor stretches from the suburbs of Sacramento to Lake Tahoe and the Nevada border. Named after the Spanish word meaning "sand or gravel deposits containing gold", the county was a hotbed of activity during the Gold Rush. Today visitors can enjoy mountain activities such as hiking and skiing, and will also be impressed by the historic courthouse in Auburn.
  • 3 Yuba County - Bordering Nevada County to the west, rural Yuba County is located along the western slope of the Sierra Nevadas, offering visitors recreational opportunities in the Plumas and Tahoe National Forests, and providing a glimpse into the area's Gold Rush past at the ghost town of Timbuctoo and neighboring Smartsville. The western side of the county is flatter, more populous, and primarily used for fruit orchards, rice fields, and grazing.
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