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Explore the La Grange CA area and community

La Grange is a small unincorporated community in rural Stanislaus County, California, United States. Its altitude is 249 feet (76 m). As of 2008 it has a population of 345. It is located at along the Tuolumne River, and is near the La Grange Dam and the New Don Pedro Dam.

The name is French and means "the barn" or "the farm". The community and a French settlement nearby were also called "French Bar". The community was founded in 1852 around the same time French miners struck gold on a bar in the Tuolumne River. By 1854, there were over 100 buildings in La Grange.

La Grange became the county seat of Stanislaus County in 1856. Aside from its French population, the community included a significant Chinatown in its early years. At its height, the community had thousands of residents, but it was a largely lawless town. It was in decline by the time that Knights Ferry became the county seat, as the gold mines were in decline. By 1880, mining had ceased. The La Grange area also included many gold dredgers that operated until the early 1950s.

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