Norristown

Name:

Norristown

County:

Sacramento

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

38° 33′ 28″ N, 121° 25′ 4″ W

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Time Zone:

Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)

Comments:

Norristown, or Hoboken, was an ephemeral California Gold Rush settlement and steamboat landing on the American River in present-day Sacramento County, California.

Remains:

It was located on the south bank of the American River, four miles east of Sacramento on a road leading to the gold fields, that later became L Street, in the vicinity of what is now the California State University Sacramento.

Established:

 

Disestablished:

 

Current Status:

Norristown was built above the reach of flooding by the river, unlike Sacramento below it. During the flooding of Sacramento in 1852–53 it began as a settlement called Hoboken, for citizens of Sacramento who fled the inundation of their city. Sam Norris who owned the land tried to make it a permanent settlement, however most of the refugees returned to Sacramento and Norristown failed to grow and soon vanished.

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