Altaville

Abandoned
CA Hwys 49 & 4, Altaville, CA

Description 

"ALTAVILLE - The history of Altaville is closely identified with that of Angels Camp. Altaville has been the foundry town of Calaveras County since D. D. Demerest established a foundry there in 1854. Most of the stamp mills and a large part of the mining machinery erected in Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties were built at the Altaville Foundry. A brick schoolhouse was built at Altaville in 1858 and the townsite was established in 1873." - California Historic Landmark No.288

Post Office established in 1904, closed in 1943, and re-established in 1944

Update Log 

  • March 29, 2019: Added by Richard Doody

Sources 

  • Richard Doody