1866 Map of Northern California

I ran across this web entry on Fort Baker – and the map below,  by accident, of course. But for those who like old maps and/or early Humboldt history, it is pretty cool.

Interesting that the town of Centreville, now really just a beach outside of Ferndale, was a place before Fortuna (originally Springville) was…

Centerville was also the location of a well known shipwreck and (maybe if it is still standing) the location of an historical landmark.

Please click the map to enlarge.


4 Responses to 1866 Map of Northern California

  1. Milton J Phegley says:

    Notice the horizontal line below Trinidad. That’s the county line between Humboldt and Klamath Counties. And notice no county line delimiting Del Norte County. All in the days before the present county boundaries were created.

  2. Glen G Liscom says:

    Glen G Liscom at kq6ab@arrl.net

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