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Lake City
Unincorporated community
Country  United States
State  California
County Nevada
Elevation 3,386 ft (1,032 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 95959
Area code(s) 530

Lake City (originally Painesville) is an unincorporated community in Nevada County, California, United States, east of North Columbia, California and west of North Bloomfield, California


Lake City, near the South Yuba River, is located at 39.35861N, -120.94056W, and the elevation is 3,390 feet (1,030 m) above sea level.


The town was settled in 1853 as a result of the California Gold Rush and subsequent hydraulic mining at Malakoff Diggins. Within four years, more than 300 people lived in town.

A hotel was built in 1855. The name was bestowed in 1857.

In 1877, it was included on the route of the world's first long-distance telephone line.

By 1880, the population had dropped to 100.

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