California County Creation Dates and Parent Counties

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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240, 240, 240) none repeat scroll 0% 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;" | '''Name of County'''  
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| style="background: rgb(240,240,240); moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial" align="center" | '''Date Formed'''  
| align="center" style="background: rgb(240, 240, 240) none repeat scroll 0% 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;" | '''Parent County'''  
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| style="background: rgb(240,240,240); moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial" align="center" | '''Parent County'''  
| align="center" style="background: rgb(240, 240, 240) none repeat scroll 0% 0%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;" | '''Progeny County'''
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| style="background: rgb(240,240,240); moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial" align="center" | '''Progeny County'''
 
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| Alameda
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| [[Alameda_County,_California|Alameda]]
| 25 Mar 1853
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| 25 Mar 1853  
| Contra Costa, Santa Clara
+
| Contra Costa, Santa Clara  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Alpine
+
| [[Alpine_County,_California|Alpine]]
| 16 Mar 1864
+
| 16 Mar 1864  
| Eldorado, Calaveras, Amador
+
| Eldorado, Calaveras, Amador  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Amador
+
| [[Amador_County,_California|Amador]]
 
| 1 May 1854<br>
 
| 1 May 1854<br>
| Calaveras
+
| Calaveras  
 
| Alpine 1864
 
| Alpine 1864
 
|-
 
|-
| Branciforte
+
| [[Branciforte_County,_California|Branciforte]]
| 18 Feb 1850
+
| 18 Feb 1850  
| California Lands
+
| California Lands  
 
| renamed Santa Cruz
 
| renamed Santa Cruz
 
|-
 
|-
| Butte
+
| [[Butte_County,_California|Butte]]
| 18 Feb 1850
+
| 18 Feb 1850  
| Calfornia Lands
+
| Calfornia Lands  
 
| Plumas 1854, Tehama 1856
 
| Plumas 1854, Tehama 1856
 
|-
 
|-
| Calaveras
+
| [[Calaveras_County,_California|Calaveras]]
| 18 Feb 1850
+
| 18 Feb 1850  
| California Lands
+
| California Lands  
 
| Alpine 1864, Amador 1854, Mono 1861
 
| Alpine 1864, Amador 1854, Mono 1861
 
|-
 
|-
| Colusa
+
| [[Colusa_County,_California|Colusa]]
| 18 Feb 1850
+
| 18 Feb 1850  
| California Lands
+
| California Lands  
 
| Glen 1891, Tehama 1856
 
| Glen 1891, Tehama 1856
 
|-
 
|-
| Contra Costa
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| [[Contra_Costa_County,_California|Contra Costa]]
| 18 Feb 1850
+
| 18 Feb 1850  
| California Lands
+
| California Lands  
 
| Alameda 1853
 
| Alameda 1853
 
|-
 
|-
| Del Norte
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| [[Del_Norte_County,_California|Del Norte]]
| 2 Mar 1857
+
| 2 Mar 1857  
| Humboldt
+
| Humboldt  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| El Dorado
+
| [[El_Dorado_County,_California|El Dorado]]
| 18 Feb 1850
+
| 18 Feb 1850  
| California Lands
+
| California Lands  
 
| Alpine 1864
 
| Alpine 1864
 
|-
 
|-
| Fresno
+
| [[Fresno_County,_California|Fresno]]
| 19 Apr 1856
+
| 19 Apr 1856  
| Marced, Mariposa
+
| Marced, Mariposa  
 
| Kins 1893, Madra 1893, Mono 1861
 
| Kins 1893, Madra 1893, Mono 1861
 
|-
 
|-
| Glen
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| Glen  
| 11 Mar 1881
+
| 11 Mar 1881  
| Colusa
+
| Colusa  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Humboldt
+
| [[Humboldt_County,_California|Humboldt]]
 
| 12 May 1853<br>
 
| 12 May 1853<br>
| California Lands
+
| California Lands  
 
| Del Norte 1857
 
| Del Norte 1857
 
|-
 
|-
| Imperial
+
| [[Imperial_County,_California|Imperial]]
| 6 Aug 1907
+
| 6 Aug 1907  
| San Diego
+
| San Diego  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Inyo
+
| [[Inyo_County,_California|Inyo]]
| 22 Mar 1866
+
| 22 Mar 1866  
| Tulare
+
| Tulare  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Kern
+
| [[Kern_County,_California|Kern]]
| 2 Apr 1866
+
| 2 Apr 1866  
| Tulare, Los Angeles
+
| Tulare, Los Angeles  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Kings
+
| [[Kings_County,_California|Kings]]
| 22 Mar 1893
+
| 22 Mar 1893  
| Fresno, Tulare
+
| Fresno, Tulare  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Klamath
+
| [[Klamath_County,_California|Klamath]]
| 18 Feb 1850
+
| 18 Feb 1850  
| California Lands
+
| California Lands  
 
| renamed Siskiyou 1852
 
| renamed Siskiyou 1852
 
|-
 
|-
| Lake
+
| [[Lake_County,_California|Lake]]
 
| 20 May 1861<br>
 
| 20 May 1861<br>
| Tuolumne
+
| Tuolumne  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Lassen
+
| [[Lassen_County,_California|Lassen]]
| 1 Apr 1864
+
| 1 Apr 1864  
| Plumas, Shasta
+
| Plumas, Shasta  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Los Angeles
+
| [[Los_Angeles_County,_California|Los Angeles]]
| 18 Feb 1850
+
| 18 Feb 1850  
| California Lands
+
| California Lands  
 
| Kern 1866, Orange 1889, San Bernardino 1853
 
| Kern 1866, Orange 1889, San Bernardino 1853
 
|-
 
|-
| Madera
+
| [[Madera_County,_California|Madera]]
| 11 Mar 1893
+
| 11 Mar 1893  
| Fresno
+
| Fresno  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Marin
+
| [[Marin_County,_California|Marin]]
| 18 Feb 1850
+
| 18 Feb 1850  
| California Lands
+
| California Lands  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Martin
+
| Martin  
| 18 Feb 1850
+
| 18 Feb 1850  
| California Lands
+
| California Lands  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Mariposa
+
| [[Mariposa_County,_California|Mariposa]]
| 18 Feb 1850
+
| 18 Feb 1850  
| California Lands
+
| California Lands  
 
| Fresno 1856, Merced 1855, Tulare 1852
 
| Fresno 1856, Merced 1855, Tulare 1852
 
|-
 
|-
| Mendocino
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| [[Mendocino_County,_California|Mendocino]]
| 18 Feb1 850
+
| 18 Feb1 850  
| California Lands
+
| California Lands  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Merced
+
| [[Merced_County,_California|Merced]]
| 19 Apr 1855
+
| 19 Apr 1855  
| Mariposa
+
| Mariposa  
 
| Fresno 1856
 
| Fresno 1856
 
|-
 
|-
| Modoc
+
| [[Modoc_County,_California|Modoc]]
| 17 Feb1 874
+
| 17 Feb1 874  
| Siskiyou
+
| Siskiyou  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Mono
+
| [[Mono_County,_California|Mono]]
| 24 Apr 1861
+
| 24 Apr 1861  
| Calaveras, Fresno
+
| Calaveras, Fresno  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Monterey
+
| [[Monterey_County,_California|Monterey]]
| 18 Feb 1850
+
| 18 Feb 1850  
| California Lands
+
| California Lands  
 
| San Benito 1874
 
| San Benito 1874
 
|-
 
|-
| Napa
+
| [[Napa_County,_California|Napa]]
| 18 Feb 1850
+
| 18 Feb 1850  
| California Lands
+
| California Lands  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Nevada
+
| [[Nevada_County,_California|Nevada]]
| 25 Apr 1851
+
| 25 Apr 1851  
| Yuba
+
| Yuba  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Orange
+
| [[Orange_County,_California|Orange]]
| 11 Mar 1889
+
| 11 Mar 1889  
| Los Angeles
+
| Los Angeles  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Placer
+
| [[Placer_County,_California|Placer]]
| 25 Apr 1851
+
| 25 Apr 1851  
| Yuba, Sutter
+
| Yuba, Sutter  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Plumas
+
| [[Plumas_County,_California|Plumas]]
| 18 Mar 1854
+
| 18 Mar 1854  
| Butte
+
| Butte  
 
| Lassen 1864
 
| Lassen 1864
 
|-
 
|-
| Riverside
+
| [[Riverside_County,_California|Riverside]]
| 11 Mar 1893
+
| 11 Mar 1893  
| San Diego, San Bernardino
+
| San Diego, San Bernardino  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Sacramento
+
| [[Sacramento_County,_California|Sacramento]]
| 18 Feb 1850
+
| 18 Feb 1850  
| California Lands
+
| California Lands  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| San Benito
+
| [[San_Benito_County,_California|San Benito]]
| 12 Feb 1874
+
| 12 Feb 1874  
| Monterey
+
| Monterey  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| San Bernardino
+
| [[San_Bernardino_County,_California|San Bernardino]]
| 26 Apr 1853
+
| 26 Apr 1853  
| Los Angeles
+
| Los Angeles  
 
| Riverside 1893
 
| Riverside 1893
 
|-
 
|-
| San Diego
+
| [[San_Diego_County,_California|San Diego]]
| 18 Feb 1850
+
| 18 Feb 1850  
| California Lands
+
| California Lands  
 
| Imperial 1907, Riverside 1893
 
| Imperial 1907, Riverside 1893
 
|-
 
|-
| San Francisco
+
| [[San_Francisco_County,_California|San Francisco]]
| 18 Feb 1850
+
| 18 Feb 1850  
| California Lands
+
| California Lands  
 
| San Mateo 1856
 
| San Mateo 1856
 
|-
 
|-
| San Joaquin
+
| [[San_Joaquin_County,_California|San Joaquin]]
| 18 Feb 1850
+
| 18 Feb 1850  
| California Lands
+
| California Lands  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| San Luis Obispo
+
| [[San_Luis_Obispo_County,_California|San Luis Obispo]]
| 18 Feb 1850
+
| 18 Feb 1850  
| California Lands
+
| California Lands  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| San Mateo
+
| [[San_Mateo_County,_California|San Mateo]]
| 18 Feb 1856
+
| 18 Feb 1856  
| San Francisco
+
| San Francisco  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Santa Barbara
+
| [[Santa_Barbara_County,_California|Santa Barbara]]
| 18 Feb 1850
+
| 18 Feb 1850  
| California Lands
+
| California Lands  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Santa Clara
+
| [[Santa_Clara_County,_California|Santa Clara]]
| 18 Feb 1850
+
| 18 Feb 1850  
| California Lands
+
| California Lands  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Santa Cruz
+
| [[Santa_Cruz_County,_California|Santa Cruz]]
| 19 Apr 1850
+
| 19 Apr 1850  
| renamed from Branciforte
+
| renamed from Branciforte  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Shasta
+
| [[Shasta_County,_California|Shasta]]
| 18 Feb 1850
+
| 18 Feb 1850  
| California Lands
+
| California Lands  
 
| Lassen 1864, Siskiyou 1852, Tehama 1856
 
| Lassen 1864, Siskiyou 1852, Tehama 1856
 
|-
 
|-
| Sierra
+
| [[Sierra_County,_California|Sierra]]
| 16 Feb 1852
+
| 16 Feb 1852  
| Yuba
+
| Yuba  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Siskiyou
+
| [[Siskiyou_County,_California|Siskiyou]]
| 22 Mar 1852
+
| 22 Mar 1852  
| renamed from Klamath
+
| renamed from Klamath  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Solano
+
| [[Solano_County,_California|Solano]]
| 18 Feb 1850
+
| 18 Feb 1850  
| California Lands
+
| California Lands  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Sonoma
+
| [[Sonoma_County,_California|Sonoma]]
| 18 Feb1 850
+
| 18 Feb1 850  
| California Lands
+
| California Lands  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Stanislaus
+
| [[Stanislaus_County,_California|Stanislaus]]
| 1 Apr 1854
+
| 1 Apr 1854  
| Tuolumne
+
| Tuolumne  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Sutter
+
| [[Sutter_County,_California|Sutter]]
| 18 Feb 1850
+
| 18 Feb 1850  
| California Lands
+
| California Lands  
 
| Placer 1851
 
| Placer 1851
 
|-
 
|-
| Tehama
+
| [[Tehama_County,_California|Tehama]]
| 9 Apr 1856
+
| 9 Apr 1856  
| Colusa, Butte, Shasta
+
| Colusa, Butte, Shasta  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Trinity
+
| [[Trinity_County,_California|Trinity]]
| 18 Feb 1850
+
| 18 Feb 1850  
| California Lands
+
| California Lands  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Tulare
+
| [[Tulare_County,_California|Tulare]]
| 20 Apr 1852
+
| 20 Apr 1852  
| Mariposa
+
| Mariposa  
 
| Inyo 1866, Kern 1866, Kings 1893
 
| Inyo 1866, Kern 1866, Kings 1893
 
|-
 
|-
| Tuolumne
+
| [[Tuolumne_County,_California|Tuolumne]]
| 18 Feb 1850
+
| 18 Feb 1850  
| California Lands
+
| California Lands  
 
| Lake 1861, Stanislaus 1854
 
| Lake 1861, Stanislaus 1854
 
|-
 
|-
| Ventura
+
| [[Ventura_County,_California|Ventura]]
| 22 Mar 1872
+
| 22 Mar 1872  
| Santa Barbara
+
| Santa Barbara  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Yolo
+
| [[Yolo_County,_California|Yolo]]
| 18 Feb 1850
+
| 18 Feb 1850  
| California Lands
+
| California Lands  
 
| none
 
| none
 
|-
 
|-
| Yuba
+
| [[Yuba_County,_California|Yuba]]
| 18 Feb 1850
+
| 18 Feb 1850  
| California Lands
+
| California Lands  
 
| Nevada 1851, Placer 1851, Sierra 1852
 
| Nevada 1851, Placer 1851, Sierra 1852
 
|}
 
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Revision as of 00:46, 8 March 2009

Name of County Date Formed Parent County Progeny County
Alameda 25 Mar 1853 Contra Costa, Santa Clara none
Alpine 16 Mar 1864 Eldorado, Calaveras, Amador none
Amador 1 May 1854
Calaveras Alpine 1864
Branciforte 18 Feb 1850 California Lands renamed Santa Cruz
Butte 18 Feb 1850 Calfornia Lands Plumas 1854, Tehama 1856
Calaveras 18 Feb 1850 California Lands Alpine 1864, Amador 1854, Mono 1861
Colusa 18 Feb 1850 California Lands Glen 1891, Tehama 1856
Contra Costa 18 Feb 1850 California Lands Alameda 1853
Del Norte 2 Mar 1857 Humboldt none
El Dorado 18 Feb 1850 California Lands Alpine 1864
Fresno 19 Apr 1856 Marced, Mariposa Kins 1893, Madra 1893, Mono 1861
Glen 11 Mar 1881 Colusa none
Humboldt 12 May 1853
California Lands Del Norte 1857
Imperial 6 Aug 1907 San Diego none
Inyo 22 Mar 1866 Tulare none
Kern 2 Apr 1866 Tulare, Los Angeles none
Kings 22 Mar 1893 Fresno, Tulare none
Klamath 18 Feb 1850 California Lands renamed Siskiyou 1852
Lake 20 May 1861
Tuolumne none
Lassen 1 Apr 1864 Plumas, Shasta none
Los Angeles 18 Feb 1850 California Lands Kern 1866, Orange 1889, San Bernardino 1853
Madera 11 Mar 1893 Fresno none
Marin 18 Feb 1850 California Lands none
Martin 18 Feb 1850 California Lands none
Mariposa 18 Feb 1850 California Lands Fresno 1856, Merced 1855, Tulare 1852
Mendocino 18 Feb1 850 California Lands none
Merced 19 Apr 1855 Mariposa Fresno 1856
Modoc 17 Feb1 874 Siskiyou none
Mono 24 Apr 1861 Calaveras, Fresno none
Monterey 18 Feb 1850 California Lands San Benito 1874
Napa 18 Feb 1850 California Lands none
Nevada 25 Apr 1851 Yuba none
Orange 11 Mar 1889 Los Angeles none
Placer 25 Apr 1851 Yuba, Sutter none
Plumas 18 Mar 1854 Butte Lassen 1864
Riverside 11 Mar 1893 San Diego, San Bernardino none
Sacramento 18 Feb 1850 California Lands none
San Benito 12 Feb 1874 Monterey none
San Bernardino 26 Apr 1853 Los Angeles Riverside 1893
San Diego 18 Feb 1850 California Lands Imperial 1907, Riverside 1893
San Francisco 18 Feb 1850 California Lands San Mateo 1856
San Joaquin 18 Feb 1850 California Lands none
San Luis Obispo 18 Feb 1850 California Lands none
San Mateo 18 Feb 1856 San Francisco none
Santa Barbara 18 Feb 1850 California Lands none
Santa Clara 18 Feb 1850 California Lands none
Santa Cruz 19 Apr 1850 renamed from Branciforte none
Shasta 18 Feb 1850 California Lands Lassen 1864, Siskiyou 1852, Tehama 1856
Sierra 16 Feb 1852 Yuba none
Siskiyou 22 Mar 1852 renamed from Klamath none
Solano 18 Feb 1850 California Lands none
Sonoma 18 Feb1 850 California Lands none
Stanislaus 1 Apr 1854 Tuolumne none
Sutter 18 Feb 1850 California Lands Placer 1851
Tehama 9 Apr 1856 Colusa, Butte, Shasta none
Trinity 18 Feb 1850 California Lands none
Tulare 20 Apr 1852 Mariposa Inyo 1866, Kern 1866, Kings 1893
Tuolumne 18 Feb 1850 California Lands Lake 1861, Stanislaus 1854
Ventura 22 Mar 1872 Santa Barbara none
Yolo 18 Feb 1850 California Lands none
Yuba 18 Feb 1850 California Lands Nevada 1851, Placer 1851, Sierra 1852