Coyoteville, Nevada County, California

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Former settlement
Coyoteville is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°33′05″N 120°41′20″W / 39.55139°N 120.68889°W / 39.55139; -120.68889Coordinates: 39°33′05″N 120°41′20″W / 39.55139°N 120.68889°W / 39.55139; -120.68889
CountryUnited States
CountyNevada County
2,160 ft (660 m)

Coyoteville is a former settlement in Nevada County, California. It is situated at an elevation of 2,160 ft (660 m) above sea level.[1]


On the eastern section of Lost Hill, the town of Coyoteville started in an area of gravel hills that were rich with gold.[2] During the California Gold Rush, a tunneling method, nicknamed "coyoteing" was developed here, leading to the town's naming.[3]

In later years, Coyoteville became the northwestern portion of Nevada City, California.[3][4]


  1. ^ "NEVADA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA". Archived from the original on 2009-01-06. Retrieved 2009-05-28. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Lindgren, Waldemar (1896). The gold-quartz veins of Nevada City and Grass Valley Districts, California. Government printing office. pp. 18, 19. nevada county coyoteville.
  3. ^ a b Hoover, Mildred Brooke; Douglas E. Kyle; Hero Rensch (2002). Historic spots in California. 5. Stanford University Press. p. 258. ISBN 0-8047-4482-3.
  4. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 529. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.