Welcome to Auburn, California.
The city Auburn had a total population of 12,462 in 2000. This city is well-known for its California gold rush history and boasts one of the best preserved historic downtowns in the state.
Auburn is a historic little town located just 30 miles northeast of Sacramento along Interstate 80 in the beautiful Sierra Nevada foothills. Auburn is one of the oldest gold mining towns in California, established in 1848 when gold was discovered in the Auburn Ravine. It has retained its heritage in its beautiful Old Town, which is visible from Interstate 80.
A group of French gold miners and Native Americans were the first to establish a permanent settlement in the Auburn area. They arrived in the spring of 1848 and camped at Auburn Ravine on their way to the gold fields in Coloma, California. After finding gold deposits in the soil they decided to stay.
Placer mining in the area was very good and the population of the crude settlement grew to about 1500 by year's end. Future mining operations would move up the ravine to the site of present day Auburn.
Photograph of the Auburn, California Courthouse taken June 2003 by Eric Guinther
Auburn is situated near the American River and offers some of the most exciting white water rafting and kayaking in the state! You will also find hiking and biking trails, golf, camping and more in this beautiful area of the foothills. And just a short drive from Auburn takes you to the spectacular High Sierras and the Lake Tahoe/Donner area and all the recreational opportunities available there. For special events in the area, don't miss the rollicking good time at the Auburn Wild West Stampede! This annual event has been held in Auburn since the 1800s and is one of the largest rodeos in the country! Other annual events in Auburn include the Gold Country Fair and Country Christmas Festival. Auburn has great restaurants and tons of hotels, bed and breakfasts and inns located in and around the city limits. So, for a step back in time, visit historic Auburn in the Sierra foothills!
Local daily news in Auburn:
Elston likes incoming defensive linemen
Notre Dame's 2013 signing class was deemed the best it had since fourth-year coach Brian Kelly was hired.
Expanded Hidden Falls park northwest of Auburn celebrated
More than two dozen Placer County officials and supporters gathered Wednesday to celebrate the opening of the expanded Hidden Falls Regional Park.
Couple dies in plane crash over the weekend
Bruce and Kathy Rhymes of Susanville were killed in a plane crash in Auburn, California on Saturday, May 18, according to Susanville Airport Manager Steve Datema.
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Places of interest:
North Auburn, CA (2.5 miles), Meadow Vista, CA (7.9 miles), Lake of the Pines, CA (9.7 miles), Loomis, CA (9.9 miles), Granite Bay, CA (12.7 miles), Rocklin, CA (13.7 miles), El Dorado Hills, CA (14.6 miles), Lincoln, CA (15.2 miles).