Moores Flat, California
|Elevation||4,144 ft (1,263 m)|
Moores Flat (variant: Moore's Flat; formerly, Clinton) is a former settlement in Nevada County, California. It is situated at an elevation of 4,144 ft (1,263 m) above sea level. Moores Flat is located on the 4.25 miles (6.8 km) north-northeast of North Bloomfield.
Gold rush history
The Clinton post office opened in 1854; the name was changed to Moores Flat in 1857. It closed for a time in 1903, and closed for good in 1910. The miner and California State Assemblyman, S. L. Blackwell, was associated with the town's post office in 1880.
The name honors H.M. Moore who built the first house and a store there in 1851.
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