An incorporated city since 1917, Plymouth began as a mining camp more than 150 years ago by quartz miner Green Aden and associates. Established as a town in 1871, Plymouth boasts many mining-era structures, on and around its historic Main Street, like the Empire Store, and the Methodist Episcopal Church. Today, Plymouth has a population of just more than 1000, and sits at a seasonally perfect 1086 ft. elevation.
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While the area’s quartz and gold mines have gone from an economic mainstay to a tourist attraction, Plymouth is now host to a booming wine industry, with over 20 wineries and counting.
Known as “The Gateway to the Shenandoah Valley”, Plymouth is also the home of the Amador County Fair.