Introduction to Yreka, California
Yreka is the county seat of Siskiyou County, which was founded in 1852. The city was named after an Indian word meaning 'Mount Shasta.' The name Yreka was adopted after several name changes. The origin of the city traces back to the time when Abraham Thompson discovered gold near Black Gulch in 1851. Yreka was incorporated as a city on April 21, 1857.
Yreka and Nearby Attractions
- Discovery Park.
- Ringe Park.
- Yreka Park.
- Siskiyou County Museum.
- Fort Jones.
- Castle Crags State Park.
Things To Do In Yreka
Local parks include Newton Park, Discovery Park, the Agate Reservoir County Park, Valley of the Rogue State Park and the Agate Reservoir County Park. The Weed Historic Lumber Town Museum, the Siskiyou County Museum and the Sisson Museum are all nearby as well. Local churches include the First Church of Christ Scientist, the Faith Center Foursquare Church and the Mount Zion Lutheran Church, while the Siskiyou County Public Library is the local library.
Rogue Valley International is the nearest major airport.
Yreka Higher Education
Rogue Community College, Southern Oregon University and Shasta College are all nearby.