California Historical Resources

California's historical resources represent the contributions and collective human experiences of a diversified population spanning 10,000-12,000 years of occupancy in California. This rich heritage is embodied in the cultural and historical landscapes of California as evidenced by archaeological remains, historic buildings, traditional customs, tangible artifacts, historical documents, and public records extant in California. All these evidences of the past contribute to the sum total of California's history. Such historical resources provide continuity with our past and enhance our quality of life.

NOTE: This information is provided for personal research purposes only. The resources listed herein are those that have been designated through one of the four historical resource registration programs managed by the Office of Historic Preservation—it does not contain resources listed automatically or resources formally determined eligible for listing. Additionally, this listing has not been updated or added to since 2008. For these reasons, this information is provided for personal research purposes only. It should not be relied upon for environmental compliance purposes. When doing research related to historical resources for compliance purposes, contact the appropriate California Historical Resources Information System Information Center.


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Name (Landmark Plaque Number) National Register California State Historical Landmark California Register of Historical Resources Point of Interest Date Listed City (County)
EL ADOBE DE LOS ROBLES RANCHO (206)   Checkmark     6/20/1935 Lemoore (Kings)
HANFORD CARNEGIE LIBRARY (N977) Checkmark       12/17/1981 Hanford (Kings)
KINGS COUNTY COURTHOUSE (N674) Checkmark       9/21/1978 Hanford (Kings)
KINGSTON (270)   Checkmark     9/3/1937 Laton (Kings)
LOCATION OF THE FAMOUS MUSSEL SLOUGH TRAGEDY (245)   Checkmark     9/28/1936 Hardwick (Kings)
TAOIST TEMPLE (N173) Checkmark       6/13/1972 Hanford (Kings)
WITT SITE (N77) Checkmark       5/6/1971 Kettleman City (Kings)