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”.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

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