Lancha Plana, California
|Elevation||220 ft (67 m)|
|GNIS feature ID||253642|
Lancha Plana ("flat boat" in Spanish; formerly, Sonora Bar) was a small settlement in Amador County, California, formed as a result of a flatboat ferry crossing across the Mokelumne River. It was founded by Mexican settlers in 1848. It lay on the north bank of the Mokelumne River, 9 miles (14 km) south-southeast of Ione, at an elevation of 220 feet (67 m). The remnants of the town were submerged as a result of the damming of the river to form the Camanche Reservoir. Lancha Plana Bridge crosses the lake now about where the town once stood.
A post office operated at Lancha Plana from 1859 to 1919, with a closure from 1912 to 1913.
- "Lancha Plana (historical)". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-03-30.
- Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 511. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
- Miller, Donald C. (1978). Ghost Towns of California. Boulder, Colorado: Pruett Publishing Company. p. 106. ISBN 0871085178.
- "Lancha Plana". Office of Historic Preservation, California State Parks. Retrieved 2012-03-30.
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