Welcome to the new Floriston Property Owners Association website.
The purpose of this site is for the members of the Property Owners Association of Floriston, California is to be able to access the public records and documents concerning the Association and be a source for additional important information.
Floriston, the town of flowers, is located on the Truckee River, 10 miles east-northeast of Truckee in Nevada County, California. The population as of July 1, 2015 was 71.
The town of Floriston was built by the Floriston Pulp and Paper Company in 1899 to house employees of their paper mill. It was said to be the second largest paper mill in the world in its time, with 500 employees.
Floriston has a colorful past; being a major stop for the railroad in the 1800's. It's proximity to the Boca Ice Company ("Iceland"), where the trains were able to get ice for their shipments and it's large 52 room hotel with a spring loaded dance floor, put Floriston on the map. An old postcard of Floriston displayed the cable bridge over the Truckee that allowed access town at one time.
After the mill shut down, Floriston became a ghost town until a lawyer named Preston Wright from San Francisco bought the town. In 1947, he created the Floriston Property Owners Association, Inc.
Over the years, families have moved back to Floriston creating an eclectic, diverse, and proud community of well educated, independent thinking people who value rural living. The town is responsible for all services including water, road, and sewer provision. In 1995, Floriston became a Mutual Benefit Corporation. The old school house continues to be a place of town meetings and community events such as weddings, funerals, and general gatherings.
All Floriston town monthly meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6pm in the Floriston School House.
Annual meetings are held on the 2nd Saturday of May every year at 6 pm at the Floriston School House.
Thank you everyone,
Jerry Stinson/President FPOA