San Andreas is a unincorporated selection delegated put and the district seat of Calaveras County, California. The general population was 2,783 at the 2010 particular, up from 2,615 at the 2000 bits of knowledge. Like most towns in the region, it was at first settled amidst the California Gold Rush.
The town is orchestrated on State Route 49 and is selected as California Historical Landmark #252. Settled by Mexican gold excavators in 1848 and named after the Catholic zone St. Andrew, the town has been a prominent mining camp since early days. The gold from the at first found placers gave out following a couple of years, yet the divulgence of gold in an underground stream possess in 1853 restored the camp and it soon changed into a town.