City of the Month
Congratulations to our February City of the Month, Weaverville! Named in 1850 after an 1849 resident, Weaverville boasted a population of 3,600 people as of 2010. In addition to having been a major mining center during the gold rush, Weaverville is also home to a sizable historic district (distinctive for the spiral staircases in front of many of the structures) and two museums. If you are looking for exciting local history resources in the California History Section's rich collections, then check out what we have for this city!
In July of 2018, in an effort to better support the work of local governments and historical societies in promoting and preserving the past, the California History Section started the City of the Month program as a companion to our County of the Month program. This recognition honors the diverse character of California's many cities while providing research tips to individuals interested in finding out more about California local history. If you have any questions about this program, please feel free to contact us.