Sonora Skyline - Photo: Sandy Gordon

Sonora, the County Seat, is located just 3 miles from Jamestown on Highway 49. At an elevation of 1,825 feet, Sonora is a colorful, bustling little city and is the market center for a large area. An air of progressive commercialism has been superimposed on this one-time rowdy mining camp.

Many relics from its flamboyant past remain, including a large collection of Victorian homes, many of which are now bed and breakfasts.

Historic Red Church - Photo: Sandy Gordon

Sonora is also the junction of Highways 49 and 108. The city hosts the Mother Lode Roundup every Mother’s Day weekend the second largest and one of the oldest parades in California.

The St. James Episcopal Church (painted a dark red) was built in 1860 and is said to be the second oldest Episcopal church of frame construction in California. Many of the businesses are housed in buildings over 100 years old.

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