Town Of Scotia
Perfect weather. Beautiful scenery. Attractive architecture. Historic charm. Structures built to stand the test of time. These are just a few of the attributes of the town of Scotia. Located in the heart of California Redwood Country, Scotia was developed starting in 1880s, and for more than a century was maintained as a true company town. The entire town was developed and built by The Pacific Lumber Company, with residences occupied by its employees. The sawmills, commercial, and community structures were also built by PALCO, creating a long-term, self-sufficient community.
Today, 114 houses in Scotia are now privately owned, and more will be coming up for sale in the coming months. The houses that are still tenant occupied are owned by the Town of Scotia Company, and the active sawmill and the biomass powerplant in Scotia are under the ownership of Humboldt Redwood Company.
Businesses in Scotia are privately owned, and commercial interests include Aqua Dam Water Storage, Dayle’s Diesel, Eel River Brewing Company, Hoby’s Market Massage of the Redwoods, PALCO Pharmacy, and the Scotia Lodge (former Scotia Inn).
The Scotia Community Services District provides water and sewer services in town as well as owns and manages community assets such as the Winema Theater, Scotia Museum and parks and recreational facilities, including Fireman’s Park, and the baseball and soccer fields. The Scotia CSD is governed by a 5-member Board of Directors elected locally by residents.
For information on current and former topics of interest to Scotia, check the News Page from time to time for reports, press releases, Scotia feed back, surveys, and announcements.