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Markleeville
Alpine County, California

ZipCodes
96120




Page Contents for Markleeville, California

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Community news

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Markleeville is approximately 250 2005, 210 2010.
The approximate number of families is 173 2000, 100 2010.
The amount of land area in Markleeville is 49.5 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Markleeville is 19.1 sq. miles.
The distance from Markleeville to Washington DC is 2430 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 108 miles. (as the crow flies)
Markleeville is positioned 38.68 degrees north of the equator and 119.79 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Markleeville elevation is 6,260 feet above sea level.
Markleeville per capita income is $ 40,774 2000.
Markleeville median income is $ 46,563 2000.
The Markleeville median home price is $ 162,500 2000.

Location

in eastern California about 108 miles from Sacramento. It is also about 33 miles from Carson City, Nevada. Other nearby communities include Alpine Village, Kirkwood, Bear Valley, Lake Alpine, Paynesville, Sorensens, Woodfords, Mesa Vista and South Lake Tahoe all in California and Gardnerville Ranchos, Gardnerville, Minden and Kingsbury, all in Nevada.
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Weather


seasonal. Here is a current weather page for the area.
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History & History Related Items

Jacob Marklee came here in 1861 building a toll bridge across a tributary of the Carson Rier. He staked a land claim in 1862 in what he thought was Nevada, but was later determined to be in California. When the Comstock Lode was discovered, the town was built on his land claim. His hopes of striking it rich in both the mines and by supplying freight to miners were dashed when he was killed in 1863 during a gunfight. The town later became the county seat for Alpine County. The courthouse is located on his cabin site. The Cabin is California Historical Landmark 240.

Markleeville became the county seat in 1875. The town had rebounded from the loss of the mines due to its location as a trade center for the many ranching and lumber businesses in the area. A bad fire in 1885 but the town rebuilt and continued on as county seat.
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The settling of Markleeville

1861


Attractions

The Death Ride - Cycling Tour of the California Alps
held in July each year. Cyclists will start and finish at Turtle Rock Park, two miles north of Markleeville. The course goes through Monitor Pass, Ebbetts Pass and a portion of Carson Pass - 129 miles and 15,000+ feet of climbing!

Alpine County Museum Complex

For more information, call 530-694-2317
The Old Webster Schoolhouse was built on this site in 1882 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Other buildings on the site are the original Markleeville Log Jail, the main museum building, a Carriage Shed, and historic four Stamp Mill used in early Alpine County.

Grover Hot Springs State Park
P.O. Box 188
Markleeville, CA 96120
Phone: 530-694-2248

During the winter months, Markleeville is only accessible from the north via Highway 88 & 89, as both Monitor Pass and Ebbett's Pass close for the season due to heavy snow.
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Markleeville City Government

Markleeville is an unincorporated area of Alpine County. There are no incorporated cities within the county and all services are provide by the county
The Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California
Headquarters
919 Highway 395 South
Gardnerville, NV 89410
Phone: 530-694-2339
Toll-free: 800-76WASHO
and
96 Washoe Blvd.
Markleeville, CA 96120
Phone: 530-694-2170

Markleeville Chamber

Alpine County Chamber of Commerce
3 Webster Street
PO Box 265
Markleeville, CA 96120
Phone: 530-694-2475

Markleeville Community News

Try this page for road conditions in the area.

Markleeville Organizations

Alpine County Chamber of Commerce
3 Webster Street
PO Box 265
Markleeville, CA 96120
Phone: 530-694-2475

Markleeville Libraries

Markleeville Library
P.O. Box 187
Markleeville, CA 96120
PHONE: 530-694-2120

Markleeville Schools

Alpine County Unified School District
Board of Education
43 Hawkside Drive
Markleeville, CA 96120
Phone: 530 694-2230 Markleeville

Miscellany

The population of Markleeville was:
2000 - 197
2005 - 250

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