The County of Placer was
organized by act of the Legislature approved April 25th, 1851. Its boundaries
are described in said act, as follows:
"Beginning on the Sacramento River at the northwest corner of Sacramento County,
and running thence up the middle of said river, to a point ten miles below the
junction of Sacramento and Feather rivers; thence in a northerly direction in a
straight line to a point in the middle of Bear Creek, opposite Camp Far West;
thence up the middle of said creek, to its source; thence due east to the State
line; thence southerly on the State line to the north-easterly corner of El
Dorado County; thence westerly on the northerly line of El Dorado County to the
junction of the North and South. Forks of the American River; thence westerly on
the northerly line of Sacramento County to the place of beginning."
Additional Placer County Resources
Directory of the County of Placer for the year 1861, Printed for the publishers, by C.F. Robbins, 1861
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