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Here Are The 14 Oldest Towns In Northern California… And They’re Loaded With History

Northern California has a lot to be proud of when it comes to her piece of American history. California was the 31st state admitted to the Union on September 9, 1850 and since then there have been dozens and dozens of cities that have popped up around here.

We thought it’s time to shine a spotlight on those towns that have survived been around the longest. Just like your great-uncle Bert, they deserve their fair share of respect.

FYI: We went by the year these dear old towns were “incorporated” NOT “founded”.

How many years has your family lived in one of these cities? Which one is your favorite to visit?

Joanne Kraft
Joanne is a fourth-generation Northern Californian. She knows good sour dough bread when she tastes it and understands the best parts of the Golden State are nowhere near Los Angeles.