Wednesday
Nov182015

"Klamath County"

Klamath County, California existed from 1851 April 25 to 1874 May 28. Not an original county of 1850, it was carved out of the northern half of Trinity County. In 1857, Klamath gave up land to form Del Norte County in the very northwestern tip of the State. By 28 May 1874, the California Legislature divided the remaining acreage with Humboldt and Siskiyou Counties. Klamath County was no more. However, she has namesakes in the great state of California, and reigns as a county in neighboring Oregon.

1851, "Klamath was created 25 April 1851, dissolved 28 March 1874. Originally it consisted of all State area lying west of the summit of the Coast range, north of a line drawn easterly through the mouth of Mad River. In 1852 Siskiyou took the eastern part; the southern part was attached to Trinity in 1855; and Del Norte was detached in 1857. In 1875, the remainder of Klamath was divided between Humboldt and Siskiyou." - Walter N. Frickstad.

1857 August 20, Daily Alta California, The Supervisors of Klamath county have appointed W. McDonald and W.M. Buel, Commissioners on the part of that county to meet those from Del Norte, and adjust the division of the debt between the two counties.~

 

Wednesday
Nov182015

Albeeville > Albee

1862 March 5, 4th Class Post Office established as Albeeville, Klamath County, California located 1 1/2 miles south of Eureka.

Named for J. P. Albee, the first and only postmaster.

1863 April 2, Post Office discontinued.

1874 March 28, Site became a part of of Humboldt County as Klamath County was dissolved.

1952 November 1, Post Office re-established as Albee, a Classified Station of Eureka.

1962 June 11, Discontinued.

Wednesday
Nov182015

Bald Hill(s)

1867 November 25, 4th Class Post Office established as Bald Hill, Klamath County, California, located  approximately 31 miles northeast of Trinidad and 10 miles southeast of Orrick. Named for the bare look of the  hill in comparison to nearby timbered lands.

John J. Hopkins, First Postmaster.

1874 March 28, Site located in Humboldt County as Klamath County was dissolved.

John J. Hopkins, Postmaster.

1875 May 6, Albion L. Orcutt, Postmaster.

1878 January 23, Post Office discontinued and service moved to Trinidad.

Wednesday
Nov182015

Bed Rock

1870 April 15,  4th Class Post Office established as Bed Rock, Klamath County, California, located approximately 6 miles northwest of Burnt Ranch, Trinity County. Name is a placer mining term wherein the miners clean out the river bed to bedrock to recover gold in pockets in the rock.

Thomas J. Titlow, First Postmaster.

1870 July 25, Thomas G. Campbell, Postmaster.

1872 December 12, Post Office discontinued.

Wednesday
Nov182015

Black Bear

AKA Blackbear

1869 June 15, 4th Class Post Office established as Black Bear, Klamath County, California, located 10 miles southwest of Sawyer's Bar and 8 1/2 miles northeast of Yocumville.  Both "Black Bear" and "Blackbear" cancellation dies were used. Named for the nearby Black Bear Mine (quartz gold).

John B. Coughlin, First Postmaster.

1871 March 29, John Daggett, Postmaster.

1874 March 28, Klamath County dissolved. Black Bear now in Siskiyou County.

1874 May 1, William A. Farish, Postmaster appointment still considered in Klamath County.

See also:  Black Bear under Siskiyou County.

Wednesday
Nov182015

Cottage Grove

1857 November 18, 4th Class Post office established as Cottage Grove, Klamath, California, located 32 miles north of Orleans.

James M. Fry, First Postmaster.

1862 April 7, J H Schanck, Postmaster.

1862 August 18, William Elliott, Postmaster.

1872 February 7, Post Office discontinued.

1874 March 28, Cottage Grove, the mining camp or village, now in Siskiyou County, as Klamath County has been dissolved.

1875 January 21, Cottage Grove, Siskiyou County, California Post Office established. William Elliott, Postmaster.

1898 May 21, R L Smith, Postmaster.

1898 November 15, Post Office discontinued and the service moved to Teneyck.

See also:  Cottage Grove under Siskiyou County.

Wednesday
Nov182015

Crescent City

1853 October 12, 1st Class Post Office established as Crescent City, Klamath County, California located 75 miles north of Eureka. Named for the crescent shape of the bay of the Pacific Ocean.

Beverly Miller, First Postmaster.

1854 June 1, David Hoover, Postmaster.

1855 May 26, David C. Lewis, Postmaster.

1857, Del Norte County created with Crescent City as the county seat.

1858 June 3, Benjamin Reynolds, Postmaster.

1861 July 25, Henry H. Johnson, Postmaster. 

1865 March 17, William H. Woodbury, Postmaster.

1874 March 28, Klamath County dissolved. Crescent City into Del Norte County.

See:  Crescent City, Del Norte County.

Wednesday
Nov182015

Elk Camp

1859 January 31, 4th Class Post Office established as Elk Camp, Klamath, California, located along Elk Creek. Site now in Siskiyou County.

William Morton, First Postmaster.

1862 December 19, Post Office discontinued and service moved to Happy Camp.

Wednesday
Nov182015

Forks of Salmon

1858 September 30, 4th Class Post Office established as Forks Of Salmon, Klamath, California located at the junction of the north and south forks of the Salmon River. Was an 1849 mining camp. Location is 42 miles southwest of Etna.

John A. Hartcorn, First Postmaster.

1862 August 20, William Curtis, Postmaster.

1863 December 17, Madison Forgey, Postmaster.

1871 July 25, Post Office discontinued.

1872 August 28, Post Office re-established with William R. Boyd as Postmaster.

1874 March 28, Klamath County dissolved. Site now in Siskiyou County.

See also:  Forks of Salmon, under Siskiyou County.

Wednesday
Nov182015

Hoopa Valley

AKA:  Hoopa, Hupa

1861 July 25, Post Office established as Hoopa Valley, Klamath, California. Located 32 miles northeast of Blue Lake on the Hoopa Indian Reservation.

Henry W. Lake, First Postmaster.

1865 June 22, Joseph Greenebaum, Postmaster.

1867 December 10, Bonnevis, Maxsen, Postmaster.

1869 January 27, William McHanna, Postmaster.

1870 September 28, Charles B. Stone, Postmaster.

1872 August 16, Henry Orman, Postmaster.

1873 March 26, J.P. Stokes, Postmaster.

1874 March 28, Post Office into Humboldt County when Klamath County dissolved. J. P. Stokes, Postmaster.

1876 October 6, Thomas Bair, Postmaster.

1884 October 16, Robert W. Gibson, Postmaster.

1885 January 21, Thomas Bair, Postmaster.

1893 April 24, Frederick W. Gent, Postmaster.

1894 January 23, Thomas C. Skaggs, Postmaster.

1895 July 8, Post Office name changed to Hoopa.

1900 December 28, Post Office name changed to Hupa.

1902 October 21, Post Office name changed back to Hoopa.

Wednesday
Nov182015

Klamath

1866 December 26, Post Office established as Klamath, Klamath, California located 2 1/2 miles northwest of present day Klamath and near Requa.

Elu Ramons, First Postmaster.

1872 February 28,  Post Office discontinued and the service moved to Trinidad.

See:  Klamath, Del Norte County.

Wednesday
Nov182015

Martins Ferry > Weitchpec

1861 June 19, 4th Class Post Office established as Martin's Ferry where John F. Martin operated a ferry 2.5 miles above the junction of the Trinity and Klamath Rivers, in what was Klamath County, California.

John F. Martin, First Postmaster.

1862 November 12, Post Office discontinued.

1865 May 22, Martin's Ferry Post Office re-established. John F. Martin, Postmaster.

1874 March 28, Post Office in Humboldt County when Klamath County dissolved.

1877 January 18, Charles Dowds, Postmaster.

1891 October 1, Post Office discontinued. Post Office moved 3 miles southeast and the name changed to Weitchpec.

Wednesday
Nov182015

Orleans

1857 December 2, Post Office established as Orleans, Klamath, California located 8 miles southwest of Somes Bar and 28 miles northeast of Hoopa on the Klamath River. The 1850 gold mining camp was called New Orleans Bar.

Hugh Anderson, First Postmaster.

1859 October 31, John Pearch, Postmaster.

1874 March 28, Into Humboldt County when Klamath County dissolved.

See:  Orleans, Humboldt County.

Wednesday
Nov182015

Peterburgh

Wednesday
Nov182015

Sawyers Bar

1858 June 15, Post Office established as Sawyers Bar, Klamath County, California  located 25 miles southwest of Etna. Named for Dan Sawyer, credited with the discovery of gold at the site.

John Daggett, First Postmaster.

1861 May 28, Joseph A Luckett, Postmaster.

1861 August 31, Josiah Cave, Postmaster.

1862 March 7, William Grant, Postmaster.

1867 June 4, Andrew F. Wagner, Postmaster.

1868 November 10, Richard Doran, Postmaster.

1874 March 28, Post Office now located in Siskiyou County.

See:  Sawyers Bar, Siskiyou County.

Wednesday
Nov182015

Trinidad

E. C. Darling, postmaster in 1857.

Wednesday
Nov182015

Weitchpec

1858 December 16, The first Weitchpec Post Office established in Klamath County, California.

1860 January 14, Post Office discontinued.

1891 October 1, Weitchpec Post Office established from Martin's Ferry Post Office in Humboldt County. (Klamath County was dissolved in 1874).

1962 July 7, Post Office discontinued and service moved to Hoopa.

Wednesday
Nov182015

Yocumville

See: Yocumville under Siskiyou County.