In 1850–51, it was the most important mining town in the state, Nevada County being the leading gold-mining county in the state.In 1851, The Nevada Journal became the first newspaper published in the town and county.Our technology sector services and supports all other industries through cross-sector collaborations and initiatives.To this end, we support a combination of initiatives to develop, retain and attract tech talent and businesses to Nevada County through the Nevada County Tech Connection.As of the census of 2000, there were 3,001 people, 1,313 households, and 740 families residing in the city.The population density was 1,425.0 people per square mile (549.1/km²).
The Nevada City Downtown Historic District covers the downtown section roughly bounded by Spring, Bridge, Commercial, York, Washington, Coyote, and Main Streets.
during the California Gold Rush, as Nevada (Spanish for "snow-covered", a reference to the snow-topped mountains in the area).
The Gold Tunnel on the north side of Deer Creek was the city's first mine, being located in 1850.
The town of Nevada was incorporated on April 19, 1856.
In 1864, the word “City” was added to the name to relieve confusion with the nearby state of Nevada, and the town has legally been known as “Nevada City” ever since.