Situated on the western side of Amador County, Ione is nestled in the oak-studded valleys of the Gold Country. Residents and visitors to Ione enjoy the gentle climate, pastoral setting of farm and grazing land, and the family oriented atmosphere of this small town. Golf enthusiasts from around the region recreate at Castle Oaks golf course, just a couple miles from Ione’s historic Main Street.
Did you know?
Dave Brubeck, the famous jazz pianist, was raised in Ione. Situated in the fertile Ione Valley, which is believed to be named after one of the heroines in the drama The Last Days of Pompeii, Ione went by the unflattering names of “Bed-Bug” and “Freeze Out” during the California Gold Rush.