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West Point
Calaveras County, California

ZipCodes
95255




Page Contents for West Point, California

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of West Point is approximately 746 2000 , 674 2010.
The approximate number of families is 345 2000, 308 2010.
The amount of land area in West Point is 9.7 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in West Point is 3.7 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.00 sq kilometers.
West Point is positioned 38.40 degrees north of the equator and 120.53 degrees west of the prime meridian.
West Point elevation is a range of 2,600 downtown to 6,067 Blue Mountain elevation with an average of 2,790 feet above sea level.
West Point per capita income is $ 11,439 2000.
West Point median income is $ 25,417 2000.
The West Point median home price is $ 98,000 2000.

Location

in northeastern California about 47 miles from Folsom and about 61 miles from Stockton. Other nearby communities include Rail Road Flat, Mountain Ranch, Mokelumne Hill, Arnold, Jackson, San Andreas, Avery and Forest Meadows.
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Weather


seasonal with snow in the winter and comfortable weather in the summer. Here is a current weather page for the area.
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History & History Related Items

West Point was a "wild west" mining town during the 1849 Gold Rush in California, complete with saloons, card rooms, dance halls and all that goes along with them. Kit Carson is said to have discovered the area while seeking a pass over the Sierras. It is said he had a say in the naming of the town.
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Attractions

Four mini marts, two gas stations, two beauty salons, two hardware stores, three saloons, coffee shop, pizza parlor, weekend cottage rentals, video store, library, art gallery, laundromat, art gallery, Blue Mtn. Playhouse and Blue Mtn. youth/family center offering counseling, recreation and other services.
West Point is only 30 minutes away from many water-related attractions, including Silver Lake, Bear River Lake Resort. It is also near the Mokelumne River, just below Tiger Creek and Schaads Reservoirs. Lake Tahoe is just a one and one half hour drive from West Point.
Some local area attractions in West Point are: Lumberjack Day Parade Celebration, Miwuk Big Time Native American festival, Holiday Crafts Fair and a Home and Garden Tour are all events held yearly. Professional dirt bike activities are held here twice a year. The area has quite a few Christmas Tree Farms.

The entire town of West Point is registered as California Historical Landmark #268
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West Point City Government

West Point is a census designated place CDP and as such is governed by Calaveras County rather than a local government.

West Point Chamber

Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce
1211 So. Main St.
Angels Camp, CA 95222

West Point Organizations

Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce
1211 So. Main St.
Angels Camp, CA 95222

West Point Libraries

West Point Library
291 Main St
West Point, CA
Phone: 209 293-7020

West Point Schools

Calaveras Unified School District

West Point Elementary, Grades Kindergarten through 8th, a California Distinguished school
Highscope Technology site with networked PC computers for K through 3rd grades.
West Point Head Start Preschool
Railroad Flat alternative high school
Toyon Middle School, Valley Springs 7th 8th.
West Point High School
54 Bald Road
West Point CA 95248 West Point

Miscellany

West Point has almost a perfect balance between families and retirees at 50% each.

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