Every once in awhile, I write a blog about little known past facts about Yountville, were I live and work. I have been here for nearly 35 years and find it fascinating how much history this small Town has. Here again are a few tidbits for your fancy.
- The California Veterans Home chose Yountville over several other sites before it opened here in 1884. Before the Veteran’s Home was built, Yountville’s population was only 150.
- When the Vintage 1870, now V Marketplace, was first built, wine grapes brought $126 per acre, compared to $9 per acre for wheat and $14 for corn.
- George Calvert Yount, who Yountville is named for, was the valley’s first white settler, built the first flour mill here and is buried in Yountville’s cemetery which is still in operation today. When I first came to Town there was an ad in the newspaper for a double plot for sale, the price, $2,000.
- Yountville Township was originally called Sebastopol but was renamed Yountville in May 1867 in honor of George Yount who died in 1865.
- Yountville elevation is 97 feet above sea level.
I hope you enjoyed these. Tune in periodically for I try to posts these about every other month or so.
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