Amador County, California

Amador County is one of the foot-hill counties, in the eastern part of the state, stretching from Alpine on the east to Sacramento and San Joaquin on the west; its area is 565 square miles, and its population estimated at 18,000. The census of 1880 gave it 11,384. Jackson is the county seat, a city of 2,500 people. The surface of the county is rugged, and mining has always been the chief industry. For many years the county ranked high for mineral production, and the gold output now averages $2,000,000 yearly. Much attention has been devoted lately to agriculture and fruit-growing, the soil being especially adapted to all kinds of fruit. There has been a large increase in acreage of fruit trees and vines within two years. Experiment has shown that soil and climate are favorable to the raisin grape. The assessed valuation for 1889 was $4,281,699.


Source: California State Gazetteer and Business Directory 1890, Volume II, R. L. Polk & Company, 1890.

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