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Butte County


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The Cities and communities of Butte County, California *

Bangor, Berry Creek, Biggs, Brush Creek, Butte Meadows

Centerville, Cherokee, Chico, Clipper Mills, Cohasset

Dayton, Durham

Feather Falls, Forbestown, Forest Ranch



Magalia (once known as Dogtown)

Nelson, Nord

Oroville (county seat)

Palermo, Paradise, Pentz, Pulga


Stirling City


Yankee Hill.

*This list of cities may not be complete

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Information & Facts about Butte County, California


Butte County is located in the northern part of California's Sacramento Valley. It may be reached over SR 99 or 70. It includes parts of both the Lassen and the Plumas National Forests. The bordering counties include: Plumas County on the northeast, Yuba County on the southeast, Sutter and Colusa Counties on the southwest, Glenn County on the west and Tehama County on the northwest. The western boundary is the Sacramento River.

Size: It covers 1,675 square miles

Elevation: ranges from 60 feet to 7,000 feet above sea level.

Butte County - Sierra Cascade Wonderland Association

Butte County Treasures - A site about Butte County with pictures, links and lots of information


Butte County was named for the Sutter Buttes, the very prominent small range of hills on the valley floor, west of Gridley, and is one of the original 27 California counties. The first county seat was Hamilton. In 1853 it was moved to Bidwell's Bar, then in 1856 to Oroville which is the county seat today.

Population: 1990 - 182,120

Things to See and Do in Butte County

Learn all about Butte County at this informative site.

Attractions in Butte County.

Oroville Dam is one of the tallest and largest earthen dams in the United States, 770 feet. Tours are available to visit the Thermalito Power Plant inside the cavern bottom of the dam to view the six enormous power generation units.
Call (530) 534-2306 for tour information.

Butte County Fair at Gridley
August 26-30, 1999
Held each year at this same general time
Information: (530) 846-3626

Oregon City School - a historical landmark

Oregon City was one of Butte County's earliest mining camps. The school was established in 1885. The school houses a small museum of local history and is available for tours by appointment.

Feather Falls, the sixth highest waterfall in the United States
U.S. Forest Service
875 Mitchell Ave.
Oroville, CA 95965
Phone: (530) 534-6500

Sutter Buttes, the world's smallest mountain range. The range is actually circular with a diameter of 10 miles and covers an area of about 75 square miles. The mountains are the

remnants of a volcano that has been dormant for over a million years. South Butte, the highest peak is 2,117 feet above sea level. North Butte is 1,863 feet and West Butte is 1,685 feet above sea level

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