Clinton, California

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For the former town in Lassen County, see Clinton, Lassen County, California. For the neighborhood in Oakland, see Clinton, Oakland, California. For the former town in Nevada County, see Moores Flat, California.

Coordinates: 38°22′34″N 120°40′06″W / 38.37611°N 120.66833°W / 38.37611; -120.66833

Clinton
Unincorporated community
Clinton is located in California
Clinton
Clinton
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°22′34″N 120°40′06″W / 38.37611°N 120.66833°W / 38.37611; -120.66833
Country United States
State California
County Amador County
Elevation[1] 1,972 ft (601 m)
Reference No. 37[2]

Clinton (formerly, Sarahville, Sarahsville, and Lincoln)[3] is an unincorporated community in Amador County, California. It is located 2.5 miles (4.0 km) south of Pine Grove,[3] at an elevation of 1972 feet (601 m). Clinton was the center of a placer mining community during the 1850s and of quartz mining as late as the 1880s. This town once decided Amador County elections as its votes were always counted last. Clinton is registered as a California Historical Landmark.[2]

The townsite is within the boundaries of Pine Grove.

A post office operated at Clinton from 1856 to 1859.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Clinton". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ a b "Clinton". Office of Historic Preservation, California State Parks. Retrieved 2012-03-30. 
  3. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 467. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.