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Coordinates: 38°25′55″N 120°34′19″W / 38.43194°N 120.57194°W / 38.43194; -120.57194

—  Unincorporated community  —
Pioneer is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°25′55″N 120°34′19″W / 38.43194°N 120.57194°W / 38.43194; -120.57194
Country United States
State California
County Amador County
Elevation [1] 2,986 ft (910 m)

Pioneer (formerly, Pioneer Station) is an unincorporated community in Amador County, California. It is located 5 miles (8.0 km) east-northeast of Pine Grove,[2] at an elevation of 2986 feet (910 m), along State Route 88. The community is in ZIP code 95666 and area code 209. Pioneer was a stage stop for the Pony Express riders, and the old Pioneer Station still stands.

A post office opened in Pioneer in 1957.[2]


In the state legislature Pioneer is located in the 1st Senate District, represented by Republican Dave Cox, and in the 10th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Alyson Huber. Federally, Pioneer is located in California's 3rd congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +7[3] and is represented by Republican Dan Lungren.

Points of interest

Silver Lake in Amador County
Hwy 88 Pioneer CA Snow Storm

Pioneer offers beautiful scenery for Route 88 motorists. There are a number of centuries-old tall pine trees and oak trees, as well as lakes for water sports and fishing.

  • Mace Meadow Golf Course - golf and restaurant
  • Scenic Hwy 88 drive
  • Outdoor Activities - boating, fishing


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographical Names Information System: Pioneer, California
  2. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 538. ISBN 9781884995149.  
  3. ^ "Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest?". Campaign Legal Center Blog. Retrieved 2007-10-20.  


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