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Welcome to AmadorGold! We hope that you enjoy exploring our site and learning a bit of history on Amador County. Many hours of research and work has gone into our site which we love to do. We are always adding more information for your browsing pleasure. If you should have any old photos, or have specific information and would like to share it with us, we would be happy to include it on our site.

Amador County is in the heart of the Gold Country, where Forty-Niners flocked to find their fortunes 150 years ago. Modern travelers come to enjoy historic buildings, lovely tree-covered hills, rich wine country, antique shops and a wide array of outdoor recreational opportunities for every season Amador County has it all: from the lush Shenandoah Valley wine country in the northwest region of the county, home to a host of award-winning wineries, to the central oak studded hillsides and the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains at the eastern tip of the county, where visitors find some of the finest skiing in California.

Amador County is blessed with spectacular scenery that changes with the season. Elevations range from 200 feet in the west, to over 9,000 feet in the east. Visitors can enjoy everything from quaint country valleys to breathtaking mountain vistas as they make their way along the county's two primary roadways: historic Highway 49, which stretches generally north to south from El Dorado to Calaveras counties; and east-to-west Highway 88, which has been called 'the most scenic highway in America' and is popular with travelers on their way to Lake Tahoe. Amador County is among the last in the state offering a genuine, non-commercialized glimpse of the past. The historic building and covered sidewalks are, for the most part, just as they were a century ago.

In addition to great shopping, visitors to Amador County can enjoy attractions such as a Daffodil Hill, history filled sites like Fantozzi Marble, one of our beautiful county lakes or just a relaxing walk or bike ride. Visitors can also spend time at more than 20 Amador County wineries, live theater, golf courses, fishing and gold panning and much more.

Logan's Alley by Larry Cenotto

Stories from our Amador County Historian Larry Cenotto in our New Logan's Corner.

Featured Tours

Kennedy WheelsKennedy Wheels
Daffodil HillMilligan School
Foothills RailroadGrinding Rock
Kennedy MineGrinding Rock

If you should have any old photos, or have specific information and would like to share it with us, we would be happy to include it on our site.


Most of our historical photos are courtesy of Amador County Archives