Enterprise, Butte County, California

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Coordinates: 39°32′11″N 121°21′51″W / 39.53639°N 121.36417°W / 39.53639; -121.36417

Former settlement
Enterprise is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°32′11″N 121°21′51″W / 39.53639°N 121.36417°W / 39.53639; -121.36417
CountryUnited States
CountyButte County
Elevation902 ft (275 m)

Enterprise (formerly, Mountain Spring) is a former settlement in Butte County, California. It was located 5 miles (8.0 km) west-northwest of Forbestown on the South Fork of the Feather River,[2] at an elevation of 902 feet (275 m). In 1968, it was inundated by Lake Oroville.

A post office operated at Enterprise from 1878 to 1926, with a brief closure in 1903.[2] The town was founded in 1852 as Mountain Spring and used as a construction camp.[2] Its later economy was based on being a supply center for the mining operations nearby, especially near Bidwell's Bar.[3] The mining town of Yankee Flat was located 5 miles (8.0 km) southeast of Enterprise.[2]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Enterprise, Butte County, California
  2. ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 232. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  3. ^ Miller, Donald C. (1978). Ghost Towns of California. Boulder, Colorado: Pruett Publishing Company. p. 62. ISBN 0871085178.

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