Buena Vista, Nevada County, California

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Buena Vista
Former settlement
Buena Vista is located in California
Buena Vista
Buena Vista
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°11′21″N 120°58′20″W / 39.18917°N 120.97222°W / 39.18917; -120.97222Coordinates: 39°11′21″N 120°58′20″W / 39.18917°N 120.97222°W / 39.18917; -120.97222
Country United States
State California
CountyNevada County
Elevation2,631 ft (802 m)

Buena Vista is a former settlement in Nevada County, California, 3 mi (4.8 km) north of Chicago Park.[2] Its elevation is 2,631 ft (802 m) above sea level.[3][1]


It was situated along the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad and had a station.[4]

Buena Vista Station served for some time as the crossroad for the You Bet & Red Dog mines. Removed in 1943 as part of the reclamation and salvage operations of the former NCNGRR, the station's precise location has been found to lie in the southwest corner of what, today, is the private property of King of Games Farm. The farm's proprietor personally preserves the site.


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Buena Vista, Nevada County, 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. 457. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. ^ "NEVADA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA". calsign.com. Archived from the original on 2009-01-06. Retrieved 2009-05-28.
  4. ^ The Official railway guide: North American freight service edition. American Association of Passenger Traffic Officers. National Railway Publication Co. 1905. p. 66.CS1 maint: others (link)