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Downieville is in Sierra County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after William Downie, miner

The latitude of Downieville is 39.559N. The longitude is -120.825W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,930 feet.


Downieville is in the Sierra Nevada, at the confluence of the Downie River and the North Fork of the Yuba River
Part of the "Mother Lode" region of the 1849 gold rush
An historical marker here tells the story of a Spanish woman named Josefa, who was lynched by a mob in 1851 after she was accused of killing a local man
Historic sites and museums: Sierra County Museum, Downieville Foundry & Museum

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Sierra County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Downieville political report.

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