SHASTA


History and Map

Shasta County was one of the original counties of California, created in 1850 at the time of statehood.

The county was named after Mount Shasta; the name “Shasta” is derived from the English equivalent for the name of an Indian tribe that once lived in the area. Originally Mt. Shasta was within the county, but it is now part of Siskiyou County, to the north.


State Historical Landmarks

#10: Reading Adobe
#11: Noble Pass Route
#32: Reading’s Bar
#33: Southern’s Stage Station
#58: Old California-Oregon Road
#77: Old Town of Shasta
#78: Clear Creek
#116: Battle Rock
#120: Dersch Homestead
#131: Whiskeytown

#148; Bass Hill
#166: French Gulch
#355: Fort Crook (Site of)
#377: Pioneer Baby’s Grave
#379: Fort Reading
#483: Father Rinaldi’s Foundation of 1856
#519: Bell’s Bridge
#555: Lockhart Ferry
#759: Site of First School in Fall River Valley