NAME: Plymouth
COUNTY: Amador
GRID #(see map): 3
CLIMATE: Cool winter, warm summer
COMMENTS: Semi-ghost.
REMAINS: Many original buildings.

During the 1850's, the settlements of Plymouth, and Pokerville grew up side by side on a dry flat. Plymouth survives now as an agri-center with an emphasis on the Shenandoah Valley vineyards to the east of town. Pokerville has vanished. There is very little in Plymouth to remind you of the gold rush days. The headframe and tailings from the Plymouth Consolidated mines, which produced over $13 million in gold, are still evident. The most notable structure in town, the Empire building on main street, was the old mining company's brick office. The historic D'Agostini Winery is 8 miles east of Plymouth on Shenadoah Road. In the small tasting room, you can sample table wines produced from this vineyard, walk thru the original wine cellar, still in use, with its hand-hewn beams, old oak casks, and walls of solid rock quarried from nearby hills. Now a state historical landmark, the winery was started in 1856 by Adam Uhlinger, a Swiss immigrant, and has been in the D'Agostini family since 1911. Submitted by Bob Stelow.


Just north of Drytown is Plymouth. While this mining town began in the Gold Rush day the 1850s, the buildings are of later 19 th Century vintage. The most historic structure is the Empire Mining Company's office and store of the early 1870s. Submitted by Henry Chenoweth.


Courtesy Dolores Steele