Griffith Quarry

Griffith Quarry (HM450)

Location: Penryn, CA 95663 Placer County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 51.069', W 121° 9.869'

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In the Fall of 1864, Mr. Griffith Griffith, a native of Wales, established the quarry located near this site which was later to supply high-quality granite for a number of the important buildings in San Francisco and Sacramento, including portions of the state capitol. This was also the site of the State's first commercially successful granite polishing mill, erected in 1874.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 885

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Placer County Park and Historical Restoration Commission, May 7, 1976.
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HM NumberHM450
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Marker Number885
Year Placed1976
Placed ByState Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Placer County Park and Historical Restoration Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 5:40pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 659278 N 4301859
Decimal Degrees38.85115000, -121.16448333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 51.069', W 121° 9.869'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 51' 4.14" N, 121° 9' 52.14" W
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Area Code(s)916
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2210 Taylor Rd, Penryn CA 95663, US
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