Badger Hill, California

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Badger Hill
Former settlement
Badger Hill is located in California
Badger Hill
Badger Hill
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°12′58″N 121°02′58″W / 39.21611°N 121.04944°W / 39.21611; -121.04944Coordinates: 39°12′58″N 121°02′58″W / 39.21611°N 121.04944°W / 39.21611; -121.04944
Country United States
State California
CountyNevada County
Elevation2,552 ft (778 m)

Badger Hill (also, Badger Hill Diggings)[2] is a former settlement in Nevada County, California. It is situated at an elevation of 2,552 ft (778 m) above sea level.[3]


In autumn 1849, the first immigrants who came to Grass Valley, California as part of the California Gold Rush erected a cabin half a mile from the town of Badger Hill.[4] Badger Hill became a hydraulic mining district in the 1850s.[5] The Badger Hill and Cherokee Gravel Mining Company was incorporated in 1869.[6]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Badger Hill, California
  2. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 445. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. ^ "Topographic Map Populated Place Features in Nevada County, California". Retrieved 2009-05-28.
  4. ^ "Nevada County GenWeb Church Records". Retrieved 2009-05-28.
  5. ^ "Gold Districts". Retrieved 2009-05-28.
  6. ^ "NEVADA COUNTY CORPORATION CATALOG". Archived from the original on September 7, 2008. Retrieved 2009-05-28.