Alpine County was created on March 16, 1864, during a silver boom in the wake of the nearby Comstock Lode discovery. It was formed from parts of Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Mono & Tuolumne counties.
At its formation, the County had a population of about 11,000 with its County Seat at Silver Mountain City. By 1868, however, the local silver mines had proven unfruitful and the population fell to about 1,200. The County Seat was moved to Markleeville in 1875.
After the silver rush, Alpine County’s economy consisted almost entirely of farming, ranching, and logging. By the 1920s, the population had fallen to just 200 people. With the construction of the Bear Valley and Kirkwood ski resorts in the late 1960s, the population increased to the present level.
|Name||National Landmark||State Landmark||Point of Interest||Other Designation|
|Marklees Cabin Site||N/A||240||N/A||N/A|
|Kit Carson Marker||N/A||315||N/A||N/A|
|Ebbetts Pass Route||318||N/A||N/A|
|Memorial to Pioneer Odd Fellows||N/A||378||N/A||N/A|
|Old Emigrant Road (#661)||N/A||661||N/A||N/A|
|Alpine County Courthouse||4001074||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Old Webster Schoolhouse||5000071||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Snowshoe Thompson||N/A||N/A||Point of Interest||N/A|
|Alpine County Historical Complex||N/A||N/A||Point of Interest||N/A|
|Alpine Hotel (Town of Markleeville)||N/A||N/A||Point of Interest||N/A|
|Markleeville General Store (Town of Markleeville)||N/A||N/A||Point of Interest||N/A|
|Old Log Jail (Town of Markleeville)||N/A||N/A||Point of Interest||N/A|
|The Lost Whiskey of Raymond (Town of Markleeville)||N/A||N/A||Point of Interest||N/A|