The Albion River empties into the Pacific Ocean in Mendocino County, about four hours north of San Francisco, and about one hour north of Gualala.
Location / Terrain:Coastal
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Albion Zip Code:95410
Albion Elevation:614 feet
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Annual Ledford House Benefit Dinner
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Kelley House Museum
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Complimentary Tour Of The B Bryan Preserve at Lodging At The B Bryan Preserve
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Albion California InformationLocated between the towns of Elk and Mendocino, Albion is a small Mendocino County town that had its start in 1853 with one man, his house, and a saw mill. English sea captain William Richardson was the first inhabitant of the area and the first gentleman to operate a mill on the magnificent Redwood Coast.
Though the mill remained active for three-quarters of a century, the town expanded very little and still boasts only a handful of homes that overlook the Albion River, a small commercial fishing operation, several stores, and a post office. The town is also home to the last wooden bridge in operation along the Coast Highway, the Albion River Bridge, constructed from salvaged wood during World War II.
Albion is a wonderfully quiet location yet provides easy access to more cultural towns like Mendocino. The local Kelley House Museum, however, provides visitors with an interesting look at the history of lumbering and shipping on the Northern California coast. The museum is located just up the road in the nearby town of Mendocino.
There are several choices of lodging in this town, from wonderful country inns to campgrounds and guests can dine on sumptuous seafood and other coastal cuisine while enjoying amazing Pacific Ocean views.
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