Del Norte County was founded in 1857, from
part of the territory of Klamath County.
Klamath County itself ceased to exist in 1875.
The name of the county signifies "the north" and the county derived
its name from its geographical position in the extreme northwest corner
of the state.
It is located on the
Pacific coast south of Oregon.
The county seat is Crescent City, the county's only incorporated
Del Norte County is noted for its redwood forests and the wild Smith
River National Recreation Area.