Freestone

Jan. 7, 2011


Freestone is Sonoma County's first historic district - home to a number of classic western style buildings situated in an exquisitely scenic valley with supreme pastoral vistas and rolling hills.

Pomo Indians made their home here for centuries. Many artifacts of aboriginal people are found in mounds. Russians grew wheat in this valley in the early 1800's to support their northern settlements prior to the issuance of Spanish land grants. The town was a center for harvesting and milling redwood and in 1871 became a rail stop on the North Coast Pacific Railroad. Now with a population of 32, Freestone has a special charm all of its own with some delightful and very unique attractions.

 

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