Introduction to Grass Valley, California
Grass Valley History
The Grass Valley history dates back to the times of the California Gold Rush. The city was initially named Centreville when a post office was established here in the year 1851. However, the very next year the name was changed to Grass Valley. The city was officially incorporated in 1860. One of the richest California mines, Empire Mine, is located in this region, and most of the original settlers were actually miners from Cornwall. The Cornish heritage is preserved by the city's residents to this day.
Grass Valley and nearby Attractions
- North Star Museum
- Veterans Memorial Building
- Grass Valley Branch Nevada County Library
- Grass Valley City Hall
- Alta Hill Reservoir
- South Fork Wolf Creek
Things To Do In Grass Valley
Grass Valley has an interesting history that finds reflection in the various museums, city halls, libraries, and other memorial buildings all around the city. There are two picturesque creeks called the Little Wolf Creek and the South Fork Wolf Creek. The Alta Hill Reservoir and the Grass Valley Reservoir are popular tourist destinations in Grass Valley. The city's amusement parks offer excellent entertainment opportunities for adults and kids alike. One can also take a walk through the streets of the city and visit the old-world churches and cemeteries.
Grass Valley Transportation
Air transportation is available from Sacramento International Airport.
Grass Valley Higher Education
Yuba College is the local college.