Lockeford Community Profile - PMZ Real Estate

About Lockeford

Lockeford is named after Dean Jewett Locke, who, with his brother Elmer, settled in the area in 1851. Dean Locke then established a ranch and later the town in the region. It was Dean Locke's wife Delia who first coined the name "Lockeford" in 1859, referencing the ford that he built across the Mokelumne River.

With a population of 3,233, Lockeford is a quaint town registered as a historical landmark and is full of historical buildings. Lockeford is located close to the center of California and is about 2 hours from San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and only 3 hours from the Yosemite National Park.