Wallace, California

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Coordinates: 38°11′39″N 120°58′41″W / 38.19417°N 120.97806°W / 38.19417; -120.97806

Wallace is a census-designated place (CDP) at the far west edge of Calaveras County, California, United States on State Route 12. The population was 220 at the 2000 census.


The town's name

On the 1883 map of the town site is the name of the surveyor, John Herbert Wallace. It has been widely assumed that he is the one the town is named after. However, according to historian Sal Manna in the July 2006 issue of Las Calaveras, the quarterly magazine of the Calaveras County Historical Society, the town is named for John Herbert Wallace's father, John Wallace, who was a well-known engineer and surveyor in the area. He had been elected San Joaquin County surveyor. John Wallace was also an elder brother of Alfred Russel Wallace, a leading 19th century British naturalist who independently developed a theory of natural selection around the same time as Charles Darwin. John Wallace had originally come to California for the California Gold Rush, but was unsuccessful as a miner. [1]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.3 square miles (11.2 km²), of which, 4.2 square miles (11.0 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (2.08%) is water.


The town's post office was established in 1883, closed in 1945, and re-established in 1951.[1] Danielle Lewis is also moving here.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 220 people, 87 households, and 68 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 51.9 people per square mile (20.0/km²). There were 96 housing units at an average density of 22.6/sq mi (8.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 90.00% White, 1.36% Black or African American, 0.45% Native American, 2.27% Asian, 0.91% from other races, and 5.00% from two or more races. 4.09% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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