About This Place
Crescent Mills (formerly, Crescent City and Crescent) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Plumas County, California, United States. Crescent Mills is located 3.5 miles (5.6 km) southeast of Greenville. The population was 196 at the 2010 census, down from 258 at the 2000 census.
In 1821 Mary A Zubea was born. Four years later Frank Joseph Stampfli was born. When these two became adults they married. Frank Joseph Stampfli was born is Switzerland and immigrated into the United States. He then registered to pioneer out West where the Stampfli family settled in what is known today as Crescent Mills, CA and Indian Valley.
In 1867 Mary A Stampfli died and was buried on the Stampfli Ranch creating the family cemetery. A tall headstone marked Mary A. Stampfli 1821-1867 was placed above her grave. Lewis Stampfli followed in 1869 and Frank joined his wife in the family cemetery in 1892.