Del Norte County, California
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Updated with new data 3-14-2014


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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 city.

Del Norte County is noted for its redwood forests and the wild Smith River National Recreation Area.
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Neighboring counties

Curry County, Oregon
Humboldt County, California
Josephine County, Oregon
Siskiyou County, California

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