Poorly documented and oft-forgotten, Havilah's apparently short life began in the late summer or early fall of 1907 around the gold discoveries of P.B. Kotelman and W. Critchfield. Several tons were taken out on their claims, and both a camp and mining district promptly came into being taking the biblical name Havilah, meaning "land of gold". A number of other claims were soon filed and worked, and the camp had a feed lot, but it seems to have quickly faded into obscurity as I have found no mention of it after February 1908. A couple of years later, the Awakening District largely supplanted the Havilah District, and some mining occurred in Havilah Gulch (now also spelled Havalau or Havilau) at least as late as 1938.