History of Nevada County
Nevada County, California is one of the most historic and scenic areas of our state. It is a rural county comprising 978 square miles in northern California, with a population of approximately 99,000. The three incorporated cities are Grass Valley, Nevada City and Town of Truckee. Most of the population (65,000) lives in the unincorporated areas. The Grass Valley/Nevada City area in the west and the Truckee area in the east are separated by approximately 45 miles of National Forest and the Donner Summit mountain pass at 7,000 feet elevation.