The largest community in Indian Valley traces its history back for more than a century. Commercial center for the entire valley, Greenville offers a full range of business and service establishments to a permanent population of approximately 2,000 residents. At an elevation of 3,570 feet, with an annual precipitation of 25 to 40 inches (divided between rain and snow), we have a typical four-season climate. The temperature varies with the season from an average low of 20 above to an average high of 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
The community has a museum, medical clinics, doctors, dentist, pharmacy, post office, IGA grocery store, restaurants, gas stations, automotive repair, elementary, middle and high school, county library, sheriff's substation, U.S.F.S. work center, volunteer fire department, and numerous churches, clubs and organizations.
A campground and picnic area are located along Wolf Creek, just north of town for those who prefer close to town camping, complete with barbecue area, sanitary facilities, running water and horse-shoe pits. For non-campers, the community has trailer parks, motels, a hotel, restaurants, and a community park with picnic area playground and a softball field.
Logging cattle ranching, Christmas trees, and a buffalo ranch contribute to the local economy. Mining has had its place in Plumas County, and may one day again become an active part of our economy.
The annual Gold Digger Days celebration, held the third weekend in July, is a highlight of the summer vacation season. Indian Valley residents join with many visitors to make it a memorable event.
For photos of the Greenville Indian School, visit http://www.linguistics.ucsb.edu/faculty/bucholtz/re-id/ch09/photo.htm
For general statistics about Greenville, visit http://www.city-data.com/city/Greenville-California.html