French Corral, California facts for kids
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An old Wells Fargo Bank building in French Corral
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French Corral is an unincorporated community approximately five miles west of California State Highway 49 in Nevada County, California.
It was one of the first of several historic California gold rush mining camps along the San Juan Ridge. The name was literal as the town grew around a mule corral built by the first settler in the area, a Frenchman, in 1849. It had a post office during the period of 1859 through 1945.
Few original structures remain besides an old Wells Fargo Bank building.
French Corral is located at sea level., and the elevation is 1,532 feet (467 m) above
In 1880, the population was 527.
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