Butte County, California Online Historical Directories

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Links to directories at Ancestry are to the images themselves, which are browsable. Non-subscribers will not be able to view these. Non-subscribers can, however, use the search engine and see a listing of possible results (but no images or further details). To search by name, directory, year, or keyword, go to Ancestry's U.S. City Directories search engine. For more information on how to access subscription websites, read Number 5 on my FAQs page.


1860s - 1890s

California Voter Registers, 1866-1898 - $ (Ancestry)

Butte, Colusa, Sutter, Tehama, and Yuba City and County Directories, McKenney, 1881 - Free (Butte County Library)
 - can be opened in one complete or several smaller .pdf documents

California State Government and Court Directory, unknown, 1898 - $ (Ancestry)

 - includes Biggs, Chico, Gridley and Oroville


1900s - 1920s

California Voter Registrations, 1900-1968 - $ (Ancestry)

Chico City Directory, Scollard, 1904-5
- Free (Butte County Library)
 - includes Oroville
 - can be opened in one complete or several smaller .pdf documents

Chico City Directory, Directory Publishing Company, 1907
- Free (Butte County Library)
 - can be opened in one complete or several smaller .pdf documents

Chico and Oroville City Directories, Directory Publishing Company, 1909 - Free (Butte County Library)
 - can be opened in one complete or several smaller .pdf documents

Chico and Oroville City Directories, Directory Publishing Company, 1910
- Free (Butte County Library)
 - can be opened in one complete or several smaller .pdf documents

Chico City Directory, Polk, 1911
- Free (Butte County Library)
 - includes Biggs, Durham, Gridley, Hamilton City, Oroville, Paradise, and Stirling City
 - can be opened in one complete or several smaller .pdf documents

Chico City Directory, Polk, 1912 - Free (Butte County Library)
 - includes Biggs, Durham, Gridley, Hamilton City, Oroville, Palermo, Paradise, Stirling City, and Wyandotte
 - can be opened in one complete or several smaller .pdf documents

Chico City Directory, Polk, 1913 - Free (Butte County Library)
 - includes Biggs, Durham, Gridley, Hamilton City, Oroville, Palermo, Paradise, Stirling City, and Wyandotte
 - can be opened in one complete or several smaller .pdf documents

Chico City Directory, Polk, 1914 - Free (Butte County Library)
 - includes Oroville
 - can be opened in one complete or several smaller .pdf documents

Chico City Directory, Polk, 1915
- Free (Butte County Library)
 - includes Oroville
 - can be opened in one complete or several smaller .pdf documents

Chico City Directory, Polk, 1916 - Free (Butte County Library)
 - includes Oroville
 - can be opened in one complete or several smaller .pdf documents

Chico City Directory, Polk, 1918
- Free (Butte County Library)
 - includes Biggs, Durham, Gridley, and Oroville
 - can be opened in one complete or several smaller .pdf documents

Chico City Directory, Polk, 1921 - Free (Butte County Library)
 - includes Oroville
 - can be opened in one complete or several smaller .pdf documents

Chico City Directory, Polk, 1922 - Free (Butte County Library)
 - includes Oroville
 - can be opened in one complete or several smaller .pdf documents


1930s - 1950s




Chico and Oroville City Directories, Polk, 1945 - $ (Ancestry)

Chico and Oroville City Directories, Polk, 1948 - $ (Ancestry)

Chico and Oroville City Directories, Polk, 1950 - $ (Ancestry)

Chico and Oroville City Directories, Polk, 1952 - $ (Ancestry)



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