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Boston Ravine
Former settlement
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Coordinates: 39°12′29″N 121°04′07″W / 39.20806°N 121.06861°W / 39.20806; -121.06861Coordinates: 39°12′29″N 121°04′07″W / 39.20806°N 121.06861°W / 39.20806; -121.06861
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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