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Tuolumne County, California


"Gateway to the Mother Lode"

Page Contents for Jamestown, California

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Chamber of Commerce.


Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Jamestown is approximately 3,017 (2000), 3433 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,446 (2000), 1501 (2010).
The amount of land area in Jamestown is 7.9 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Jamestown is 3.1 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Jamestown to Washington DC is 2462 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 70 miles. (as the crow flies)
Jamestown is positioned 37.95 degrees north of the equator and 120.41 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Jamestown elevation is 1,406 feet above sea level.
Jamestown median income is $ 25,847 (2000).
The Jamestown median home price is $ 129,600 (2000).


southeast of Sacramento. Other nearby communities include Sonora, East Sonora, Columbia, Chinese Camp, Phoenix Lake-Cedar Ridge, Vallecito, Mono Vista and Soulsbyville.
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moderate. Average temperatures in the winter are 40's with summer temperatures averaging in the mid 70's. Precipitation is very low during the summer months with more in the winter. A small amount of snow may fall in the winter months.
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History & History Related Items

In January 1848, Gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill. Later, in June of 48, a claim was staked in Tuolumne County by Benjamin F. Wood. This mining camp became known as Woods' Diggings and then as Woods' Crossing. It is now called Jamestown. One of the miners who came the following winter was Colonel George James. He brought supplies and champagne to share with everyone. Needless to say he made quite an impression on the local people, so much so that they re-named the town for him. Many know the community as Jimtown. After a problem in the town involving James, the miners changed the name to American Camp but the post office never changed the name so it remained officially as Jamestown. Go to this history of Jamestown, California.

Also try this page to find places to visit in Jamestown and more about their history.
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Railtown 1897 State Historic Park
Home to one of the remaining operating railroad roundhouses. The facilities have been used in over 200 film and TV productions.

Panning for Gold in Tuolumne County with lots of ideas for gold related activities in the area.

Learn more about Jamestown at this site.

Check this page for a list of yearly events in Jamestown.
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Jamestown Chamber

Tuolumne County Chamber of Commerce
222 South Shepherd Street
Sonora, CA 95370
Phone: 209-532-4212
Fax: 209-532-8068

Jamestown Organizations

Tuolumne County Chamber of Commerce
222 South Shepherd Street
Sonora, CA 95370
Phone: 209-532-4212
Fax: 209-532-8068 Jamestown


The population of Jamestown was:
1990 - 2,178
2000 - 3,017

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