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Humboldt County, California Points of Interest

Map of California State Historical Marker Locations in Humboldt

Humboldt County Historical Markers

Humboldt County - General Interest
Arcata And Mad River Rail Road Company
Incorporated December 15, 1854, as the Union Plank Walk, Rail Track, and Wharf Company, the Arcata and Mad River Rail Road is the oldest line on the n... [click for more]

California’s First Drilled Oil Wells
California's first drilled oil wells that produced crude to be refined and sold commercially were located on the North Fork of the Mattole River appro... [click for more]

Camp Curtis
Camp Curtis was the headquarters of the Mountain Battalion from 1862 to 1865. There were many military posts established throughout this area for the ... [click for more]

Centerville Beach Cross
On January 6, 1860 the steamer Northerner, northward bound from San Francisco, struck a hidden rock two miles off Cape Mendocino, and from there drift... [click for more]

City of Eureka
Eureka was founded as a town in 1850 and incorporated as a city in 1874. Located on the remote northwestern coast of California, Eureka was the region... [click for more]

This pioneer agricultural community, settled in 1852, helped feed the booming population of mid-century San Francisco. Long known as 'cream city,' Fer... [click for more]

Fort Humboldt
By the early 1850s, newly arrived white settlers had moved into the Humboldt Bay area, causing conflict with the native inhabitants. To protect both I... [click for more]

Humboldt Harbor Historical District
Captain Jonathan Winship made the first recorded entry into Humboldt Bay by sea in June 1806, and Josiah Gregg's party visited the bay in 1849. By 185... [click for more]

Jacoby Building
The basement and first story of this building were constructed in 1857 for Agustus Jacoby, and housed various mercantile firms during its early years ... [click for more]

Old Indian Village of Tsurai
Directly below was located the Yurok village of Tsurai. A prehistoric permanent Indian community, it was first located and described by Captains Bodeg... [click for more]

The Old Arrow Tree
This site is said to have been used by Indians to commemorate an important peace treaty. In memory of the treaty, each tribe, upon passing, was suppos... [click for more]

Town of Trinidad
Founded April 8, 1850, Trinidad is the oldest town on the Northern California coast. During the 1850s, it served as a vital supply link between ships ... [click for more]

Trinidad Head
On June 11, 1775, Bruno de Hezeta, commandant of an expedition up the northwest coast, marched with his men and two Franciscan fathers from the shore ... [click for more]

This page last updated: 11/11/2009