Gold Rush Towns

A few of the old mining towns in California's Sierra Nevadas have found a way to prosper and retain a substantial percentage of their boomtown population figures. This page covers these thriving towns.

Calaveras County


Technically, Copperopolis was founded on the copper, rather than gold, business. The town is located about 40 miles east of Stockton near CA 4 and nearly 13 miles west of Angels Camp.

San Andreas

San Andreas is located about 43 miles from Stockton in a roughly northeastern direction. San Andreas is also located 12 miles north of Angels Camp on CA 49 and 16 miles south of Jackson.