Spenceville, California

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Former settlement
Spenceville is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°06′53″N 121°16′06″W / 39.11472°N 121.26833°W / 39.11472; -121.26833Coordinates: 39°06′53″N 121°16′06″W / 39.11472°N 121.26833°W / 39.11472; -121.26833
CountryUnited States
CountyNevada County
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)

Spenceville is a former settlement in Nevada County, California.[1] Along with Hacketville and Wilsonville, Spenceville was established southwest of Rough and Ready during the 1865-1866 copper mining boom.[2]


In 1880, its population was 350.[3] By the 1920s, the population had dropped to approximately 150.


The Spenceville post office operated during the period of 1872 through 1932.

During World War II, Spenceville was used as a military training area by Camp Beale.[2]

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  1. ^ "NEVADA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA". calsign.com. Archived from the original on 2008-11-20. Retrieved 2009-05-28. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b Hoover, Mildred Brooke; Douglas E. Kyle; Hero Rensch (2002). Historic spots in California (5 ed.). Stanford University Press. p. 255. ISBN 0-8047-4482-3.
  3. ^ "Nevada County GenWeb Nevada County History". cagenweb.com. Retrieved 2009-05-31. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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