Diamondville, California

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Coordinates: 39°45′35″N 121°40′30″W / 39.75972°N 121.67500°W / 39.75972; -121.67500

Former settlement
Diamondville is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°45′35″N 121°40′30″W / 39.75972°N 121.67500°W / 39.75972; -121.67500
CountryUnited States
CountyButte County

Diamondville (also, Rich Bar and Goatville)[1] is a former settlement in Butte County, California, United States. It was located 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Paradise.[1] The town was named for James Diamond.[1] In the 1870s, Diamondville was on the stage coach route to Chico, 11 miles (18 km) distant; fares averaged 10 cents per mile.[2] Cretaceous fossils were reported to be found from Butte Creek below Diamondville.[3] In an 1884 report published by the United States government on the production of precious metals in the United States, Diamondville was described as "an old mining town . . . occupied by one or two ranchers and only mined by Chinese."[4]


  1. ^ 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. 225. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  2. ^ Crofutt, George A. (1878). Crofutt's New Overland Tourist and Pacific Coast Guide. The Overland Publishing Company. p. 197.
  3. ^ Geological Survey of California (1865). Geology. Caxton Press of Sherman & Co. p. 209.
  4. ^ United States Congress (1884). Executive Documents of the House of Representatives. Government Printing Office. p. 127.