AMADOR COUNTY


Amador County was created by the California Legislature on May 11, 1854. The county later split into Amador, Calaveras, and El Dorado Counties. It was organized on July 3, 1854. In 1864, part of the county’s territory was given to Alpine County.

The county is named for José María Amador, a soldier, rancher, and miner, born in San Francisco in 1794, the son of Sergeant Pedro Amador (a Spanish soldier who settled in California in 1771) and younger brother to Sinforosa Amador.

In 1848, Jose Maria Amador, with several Native Americans, established a successful gold mining camp near the present town of Amador City. In Spanish, the word amador means “one who loves”. Some of the Mother Lode’s most successful gold mines were located in Amador County, including the Kennedy, Argonaut, and Keystone.

NameNational LandmarkState LandmarkPoint of InterestOther Designation
Maidens GraveN/A28N/AN/A
VolcanoN/A29N/AN/A
Lancha PlanaN/A30N/AN/A
DrytownN/A31N/AN/A
Pioneer HallN/A34N/AN/A
Oleta (Old Fiddletown)N/A35N/AN/A
Middle BarN/A36N/AN/A
ClintonN/A37N/AN/A
IrishtownN/A38N/AN/A
Butte StoreN/A39N/AN/A
KirkwoodsN/A40N/AN/A
Big BarN/A41N/AN/A
Jackson GateN/A118N/AN/A
Sutter CreekN/A322N/AN/A
Plymouth Trading PostN/A470N/AN/A
The Community Methodist Church of IoneN/A506N/AN/A
Old Emigrant RoadN/A662N/AN/A
Site of First Amateur Astronomical Observatory of Record in CaliforniaN/A715N/AN/A
D'Agostini WineryN/A762N/AN/A
Argonaut and Kennedy MinesN/A786N/AN/A
D. Stewart Co. StoreN/A788N/AN/A
Site of Jackson's Pioneer Jewish SynagogueN/A865N/AN/A
Preston CastleN/A867N/AN/A
Chaw Se’ Roundhouse710001331001N/AState Park
Knight FoundryN/A1007N/AN/A
Black ChasmN/AN/AN/ANational Natural Landmark
Pine GroveN/AN/APoint of InterestN/A
St. George Hotel84000757N/AN/ATown of Volcano Landmark
Old Abe (Town of Volcano)N/AN/APoint of InterestTown of Volcano Landmark
Carlos Andrea Dondero (Town of Volcano)N/AN/APoint of InterestTown of Volcano Landmark
Harry Bluett Liversedge (Town of Volcano)N/AN/APoint of InterestTown of Volcano Landmark
1854 (Town of Volcano)N/AN/APoint of InterestTown of Volcano Landmark
Amphitheater (Town of Volcano)N/AN/APoint of InterestTown of Volcano Landmark
Armory (Town of Volcano)N/AN/APoint of InterestTown of Volcano Landmark
Assay Office (Town of Volcano)N/AN/APoint of InterestTown of Volcano Landmark
Bavarian Brewery (Town of Volcano)N/AN/APoint of InterestTown of Volcano Landmark
Butcher Shop (Town of Volcano)N/AN/APoint of InterestTown of Volcano Landmark
Cigar Emporium (Town of Volcano)N/AN/APoint of InterestTown of Volcano Landmark
Clutte Building (Town of Volcano)N/AN/APoint of InterestTown of Volcano Landmark
Confectionary (Town of Volcano)N/AN/APoint of InterestTown of Volcano Landmark
General Store (Town of Volcano)N/AN/APoint of InterestTown of Volcano Landmark
George's Fountain (Town of Volcano)N/AN/APoint of InterestTown of Volcano Landmark
Hydrolic Monitor (Town of Volcano)N/AN/APoint of InterestTown of Volcano Landmark
Jail (Town of Volcano)N/AN/APoint of InterestTown of Volcano Landmark
Kelly & Symmonds (Town of Volcano)N/AN/APoint of InterestTown of Volcano Landmark
Masonic Hall (Town of Volcano)N/AN/APoint of InterestTown of Volcano Landmark
Moose Milk (Town of Volcano)N/AN/APoint of InterestTown of Volcano Landmark
Post Office (Town of Volcano)N/AN/APoint of InterestTown of Volcano Landmark
Starr King BellN/AN/APoint of InterestTown of Volcano Landmark
Union Square (Town of Volcano)N/AN/APoint of InterestTown of Volcano Landmark