History and Map

Lake County was formed in 1861 from parts of Napa and Mendocino counties. Lake County has long been known as a farming community.

The 1911 California Blue Book lists the major crops as Bartlett pears and beans. Other crops include grain, alfalfa, hay, prunes, peaches, apples, grapes and walnuts. Stockraising included goats, hogs, turkeys and dairying.

State Historical Landmarks

#426: Site of Stone and Kelsey Home
#427: The Battle of Bloody Island
#428: Sulphur Bank Mine
#429: Lower Lake Stone Jail
#450: Stone House
#467: St. Helena Toll Road and Bull Trail
#897: Old Lake County Courthouse