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Moores Flat
Former settlement
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Coordinates: 39°25′09″N 120°51′03″W / 39.41917°N 120.85083°W / 39.41917; -120.85083Coordinates: 39°25′09″N 120°51′03″W / 39.41917°N 120.85083°W / 39.41917; -120.85083
Country  United States
State  California
County Nevada County
4,144 ft (1,263 m)

Moores Flat (variant: Moore's Flat; formerly, Clinton) is a former settlement in Nevada County, California. It is situated at an elevation of 4,144 ft (1,263 m) above sea level. Moores Flat is located 4.25 miles (6.8 km) north-northeast of North Bloomfield.

Gold rush history

Moores Flat was settled between 1851 and 1852 as a gold rush site with "Marks & Co." one of its few known gold dust dealers. Gold was found buried in tertiary gravel channels.

In 1880, the population was 50. By the early 1900s, its town declined quickly.

The Clinton post office opened in 1854; the name was changed to Moores Flat in 1857. It closed for a time in 1903, and closed for good in 1910. The miner and California State Assemblyman, S. L. Blackwell, was associated with the town's post office in 1880.

The name honors H.M. Moore who built the first house and a store there in 1851.

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