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Centerville

Sometimes spelled Centreville. Never had a post office.

1856 - Baldwin & Stroude of Centerville bought the Union Hotel at Middletown. In 1853, this hotel had been operated by Nathan Townsend.~

Centerville means in the center of the Clear Creek Mining District. It's nearness to the Old Yankee John Mine which was worked with variable success and then in 1931 revealed it's rich vein of gold is what put Centerville on the map so to speak.~

1877, The Great Register for the County of Shasta, California, listed residents as:

Louis BOVEE, France, Miner (Plumas Co., CA); DeCharles Ernest Abel BRIDIERS, France, Miner (Shasta Co.); Paul DePREY, USA, Merchant; John DONNES, France, Gardener (Shasta Co.); John GRATTAN, Ireland, Farmer; Hiram KIRKHAM, USA, Miner; Martin SEAMAN, Denmark, Miner (Shasta Co.); Jacob SURBLED, France, Miner (Shasta Co.)~

1881 May 21, San Francisco Bulletin - "The Centreville, Shasta County, mines were stopped in their work last week by broken ditches."~

1905 October 13, The Free Press (Redding, CA) - Mrs. George Boswell of Centerville was among the many visitors in Redding Wednesday.~

1906 March 13 - Nolan Hildreth and Miss Elsie Kidder attended the theatre at Redding Saturday evening.~

1908 December 4, Shasta Courier -Timothy Wilkins, one of the best known "Cousin Jack" miners in this section, is at the county seat for the claims in which he is interested in near Centerville.~

1915, JUBILEE MINE - Consists of 40 acres, in Sec 23, T 31 N, R 6 W, 1/2 mile from Centerville.

Owner:  O. Westbrook of Larkin

Five veins on claims, slate footwall and granite-porphyry hanging. Pay shoot 100 feet long and 4 feet wide, free milling ore. Only slightly developed. One man working.~