Historical Landmark

Settled by gold miners in 1849, the town was first called Whiskey Creek for the stream on which it was located, but later the name was changed to Whiskeytown. A barrel of whiskey lost off a pack mule christened the stream with the popular drink of that day. The town is inundated by Whiskeytown Reservoir.

Registration Date: 1/31/1934

City: Redding
County: Shasta

Intersection of Whiskey Creek Rd and State Hwy 299, 11.3 mi W of Redding on Hwy 299

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