The CAGenWeb Project comprises 58 counties, 27 of which are original counties that were established with the admission of California to the United States. Each county project is headed by a coordinator or coordinators whose primary goal is to provide a free genealogy website for genealogical research. The USGenWeb Project and each of its affiliates is non-commercial and fully-committed to free genealogy access for everyone. The CAGenWeb Project provides a single entry point for all USGenWeb projects within the State of California. Since there are no state-specific rules with regard to the CAGenWeb Project and website content and design for each county is entirely up to its coordinator, you will find a wide variety of websites within the project - some with a great deal of organized data. The initial goal of the CAGenWeb Project was to be a collaborative effort that would be helpful to researchers. I hope that I have done my part to reach that goal with this county site. I don't link to the CAGenWeb Project site, but you can Google it if you need the link. The main CAGenWeb Project site doesn't offer you any important information that you can't find right here on this site, anyway.
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A Little Bit About Plumas County
Plumas County was formed from parts of Butte County in 1854. It was only natural to name the county for the river that flows through it - Feather River. In 1821, the river was named el rio de las plumas (the river of feathers) by Spanish explorer Luis Antonio Argüelo for the multitude of waterfowl that he observed upon its waters. In about 1850, the river's name was anglicized to Feather River.
Plumas County tidbits:
- As of the year 2010, the total population of Plumas County was 20, 007 (down by 817 since the year 2000) - that's about 8 people per square mile.
- The county seat is Quincy.
- The only incorporated city within the county is Portola.
- There are only three traffic lights in the entire county: two at Quincy intersections and one at a Portola intersection.
Learn more about Plumas County, California by visiting the County History page.
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