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Birchville
Former settlement
Country  United States
State  California
County Nevada County
Elevation 1,765 ft (538 m)

Birchville (also, Birchy; until 1853, Johnson's Diggings) is a former settlement in Nevada County, California. Birchville is located 2 miles (3.2 km) north-northeast of French Corral. It was situated at an elevation of 1,765 ft (538 m) above sea level.

In 1880, the population was 50.

History

Birchville was located 6 mi (9.7 km) from the Nevada City mine, along the thoroughfare of the first long-distance telephone line.

The name Johnson's Diggings commemorates David Johnson, the site's first prospector. The name Birchville is from L. Birch Adsit.

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