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March 12, 2014 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

What’s in a name?  And just how do you say that name?  Those not familiar with California’s Tuolumne County often stumble over the pronunciation and spelling of “Tuolumne.” 

DCF 1.0The area is often referred to as Yosemite Gold Country, highlighting the region of California where Tuolumne County is located.  Just two and a half hours east of San Francisco and two hours south of Sacramento, no matter how you say it, Tuolumne County is a great destination in a great location.

Tuolumne (pronounced:  To All O Me; think “Follow me”) is a Native American Me-Wuk name.  There are many interpretations of what the name means including: The Land of the Mountain Lions, Straight Up Steep or Many Stone Houses.   Native Chief, William Fuller, determined that the word is a ‘corruption of the Indian word talmalamne’ which means Cluster of Stone Wigwams.  It could also mean People Who Dwell in Stone Houses.

In Tuolumne County visitors will find themselves captivated by the scenic beauty and small town charm.  Equally impressive is the art community, the abundance of quality lodging and excellent dining options.  Shopping is at its best at the eclectic shops within the quaint historic towns that once reveled in gold rush excitement. Tuolumne County offers visitors iconic vacation experiences in addition to unique venues- like a cider distillery, and exceptional four season recreation.

However it is pronounced or spelled, Tuolumne County, California is truly a special place with a rich history, as noted by its name, which brings visitors from near and far.  So come along and “Follow Me to Tuolumne!” 

Tuolumne County is located in California’s Gold Country and High Sierra regions.  58% of Yosemite National Park lies within the borders of Tuolumne County. Two State Historic Parks – Columbia and Railtown 1897 greet visitors year-round.  Just a two hour drive south of Sacramento, east of San Francisco and north of Yosemite Valley, Tuolumne County is easily accessible from all points on the compass.  Visit us online at #LoveTC

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