Kentucky Flat, California

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Kentucky Flat is a former settlement in Nevada County, California. Dating to 1850, it was first mined by settlers from the U.S. state of Kentucky. Several valuable quartz leads were discovered in the area, and the diggings were worked with significant profit.[1] In that year, it was considered to be a settlement of importance, crowded with miners, along with Rich Flat, Randolph Flat, Texas Flat, Newtown, Bridgeport, Indian Flat, Anthony House, Gass Flat, and Lander's Bar.[2] The Kentucky Flat Schoolhouse might be the "oldest continuously used one-room schoolhouse in California".[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sargent, Aaron Augustus (1856). Brown & Dallison's Nevada, Grass Valley and Rough and Ready Directory ...: For the Year Commencing ... Embracing a General Directory of Citizens, with an Historical Sketch of Nevada County (Public domain ed.). Printed at the Town Talk Office. pp. 13–.
  2. ^ Bean, Edwin F (1867). Bean's History and Directory of Nevada County, California: Containing a Complete History of the County, with Sketches of the Various Towns and Mining Camps ... Also, Full Statistics of Mining and All Other Industrial Resources (Public domain ed.). Printed at the Daily Gazette Book and Job Office. pp. 353–.
  3. ^ "Kentucky Flat School reopens for 'the little ones'". The Union. July 22, 2011. Retrieved 5 July 2014.

Attribution[edit]

  • This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: A. A. Sargent's " Brown & Dallison's Nevada, Grass Valley and Rough and Ready Directory ...: For the Year Commencing ... Embracing a General Directory of Citizens, with an Historical Sketch of Nevada County" (1856)
  • This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: E. F. Bean's " Bean's History and Directory of Nevada County, California: Containing a Complete History of the County, with Sketches of the Various Towns and Mining Camps ... Also, Full Statistics of Mining and All Other Industrial Resources" (1867)