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Boston Ravine
Former settlement
Boston Ravine is located in California
Boston Ravine
Boston Ravine
Location in California
Country  United States
State  California
County Nevada County
2,339 ft (713 m)

Boston Ravine is a former settlement in Nevada County, California. Boston Ravine is located 1 mile (1.6 km) south-southwest of Grass Valley. Its elevation is 2,339 ft (713 m) above sea level.


The settlement began in the fall of 1849 with four cabins on the south of a ravine, erected by the Boston Company, led by Rev. H.H. Cummings. By 1853, there were several quartz mills, and later a foundry. It is situated .5 mi (0.80 km) from present-day Grass Valley, California.

A post office operated at Boston Ravine from 1889 to 1890. 


According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Boston Ravine has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csa" on climate maps.

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