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 Yuba County California

Yuba County. Organized in 1850. Bounded north by Butte, east by Sierra and Nevada, south by Placer and Sutter, and west by Sutter and Butte. Area, 600 square miles. Assessed valuation of property for 1874, $5,335,180. County seat, Marysville (incorporated city). Principal towns: Browns Valley, Camptonville, Smartsville, Timbuctoo, and Wheatland. Yuba, with its principal city, (Marysville) at the continence of the Yuba and Feather rivers, and with the different lines of railroad entering it, possesses important commercial resources. The county comprises both mountain and valley land, the former productive in gold and abounding in forests of pine, and the latter producing grains, fruits, and all classes of vegetation in great perfection. The placer mines at Sucker Flat, Smartsville, and Timbuctoo, are the most productive of their class in the State, and quartz mines have been successfully worked at various places. The fruit orchards of Yuba have attained a wide celebrity, and have been very remunerative to their owners. Peaches, oranges, grapes, and other delicate varieties, are largely produced. The castor-bean, from which the oil of that name is made, is grown extensively and with great profit, as well as hops, linseed, and other farm products not usually cultivated elsewhere. The navigable waters of Feather River, and the several railroads, afford cheap means of transportation. The California and Oregon Railroad passes through the county, connecting with the Central Pacific at Sacramento; the California Pacific, temporarily interrupted, connecting direct with San Francisco, has its terminus at Marysville; and the Northern California runs from Marysville to Oroville.
Officers: S. M. Bliss, County Judge; Emerson E. Meek, Clerk; E. A. Davis, District Attorney; Abner W. Torry, Sheriff; John H. Krause, Recorder and Auditor; C. A. Stratton, Treasurer; J. Fred Eastman. Tax Collector; Henry C. Newberry, Assessor; H. H. Sanford, Surveyor; A. P. Barnes, Coroner; T. C. Martin, Public Administrator; Thomas H. Steel, Superintendent Public Schools.

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Source: Pacific Coast Business Directory for 1876-78, Compiled by Henry G. Langley, San Francisco, 1875


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