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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).

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Markleeville 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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The weather in Markleeville is seasonal. Here is a current weather page for the area.
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Markleeville history:

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.
The settling of Markleeville: 1861
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Markleeville 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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