Lake City, Nevada County, California

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Lake City
Lake City is located in California
Lake City
Lake City
Location of Lake City in California
Coordinates: 39°21′31″N 120°56′30″W / 39.35861°N 120.94167°W / 39.35861; -120.94167Coordinates: 39°21′31″N 120°56′30″W / 39.35861°N 120.94167°W / 39.35861; -120.94167
Country United States
State California
Elevation3,386 ft (1,032 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)530

Lake City (originally Painesville) is an unincorporated community in Nevada County, California, United States, east of North Columbia, California and west of North Bloomfield, California


Lake City, near the South Yuba River, is located at 39.35861N, -120.94056W, and the elevation is 3,390 feet (1,030 m) above sea level.[2]


The town was settled in 1853 as a result of the California Gold Rush and subsequent hydraulic mining at Malakoff Diggins.[3] Within four years, more than 300 people lived in town.

A hotel was built in 1855.[4] The name was bestowed in 1857.[4]

In 1877, it was included on the route of the world's first long-distance telephone line.[5]

By 1880, the population had dropped to 100.[6]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lake City, Nevada County, California
  2. ^ "Lake City". Retrieved 2008-09-06.
  3. ^ Massey, P.; Wilson, J.; Titus, A. (2006). California Trails Northern Sierra Region. Adler Publishing. p. 173. ISBN 1-930193-23-8.
  4. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 509. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  5. ^ Hoover, M.B.; Kyle, D.E.; Rensch, E.G. (2002). Historic spots in California: Fifth Edition. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press. p. 260. ISBN 0-8047-4483-1.
  6. ^ "Nevada County History". Retrieved 2008-09-06.

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