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Cedar Ridge, Nevada County

This post was written by jd on February 26, 2008
Posted Under: History

What is the area called Cedar Ridge? Good question and kind of funny. The official zip code for Cedar Ridge is 95924. The post office (see picture) is the only piece of property in Cedar Ridge that has that zip code. All of the immediate area around the post office is listed as Grass Valley, 95945. My office is across the street and I can’t get mail delivery because they don’t deliver mail out of the post office! They do give me a free PO Box though.

Cedar Ridge Post Office

Cedar Ridge Post Office

The Cedar Ridge Post Office, the only area with the 95924 zip code. The area around the post office is Grass Valley, 95945

The best information that I can find is that way back in the 1870’s a man by the name of George Kress bought two hundred acres which became known as Kress Ridge. Kress Ridge was a stop for the now demised Nevada County Narrow Gauge railroad. They had a post office then as now. The name changed in time to Cress Ridge, Cedar Cress and is now our present Cedar Ridge

Cedar Ridge Fire Station

Cedar Ridge Fire Station

The Cedar Ridge Fire Station. With a modern fire station, fire engines and paid fire fighters.

It’s a beautiful area, with many cedars (of course) and pines at an elevation of around 3,000 feet. There is a post office, a fire station, a service station, a grocery store, a beauty shop and of course my office. Located on State Highway 174, between Brunswick Road and Grass Valley in Nevada County, be sure not to blink as you drive by, you might miss us

Hwy 174 Cedar Ridge

Hwy 174 Cedar Ridge

Looking at Highway 174 in the direction of Brunswick Road.

Now don’t get me wrong, just because we really don’t know where Cedar Ridge ends or begins, there are many fine homes in the area around the post office. There is a wonderful subdivision called The Cedars, with many fine homes ranging into the million dollars plus category just a very short distance away. There are also many homes near by with beautiful forest settings. It is a very desirable area to live in and commends a higher price for homes then some other areas of Nevada County.

If you have information on Cedar Ridge, please e-mail me.

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