Chinese Camp

Chinese Camp (HM5RB)

Location: Jamestown, CA 95327 Tuolumne County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 52.257', W 120° 25.88'

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— Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail —

Reportedly founded about 1849 by group of Englishmen who employed Chinese as miners. Much surface gold found on hills and flats. Headquarters for stage lines in early 1850's, and for several California Chinese mining companies. First Chinese tong war in state fought near here between Sam Yap and Yan Woo tongs. Present stone and brick post office built 1854, still standing. St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church build 1855, restored 1949. First pastor, Father Henry Aleric.

Historical Landmark No. 423
Tablet placed by California Centennials Commission.
Base provided by Tuolumne County Council No. 2165, Knights of Columbus
Dedicated June 19, 1949.
HM NumberHM5RB
Series This marker is part of the Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail series, and the More Than Words series.
Marker Number423
Year Placed1949
Placed ByCalifornia Centennials Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 5:15am PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] ZAMBOWEST  [2] ZAMBOWEST  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 725935 N 4194607
Decimal Degrees37.87095000, -120.43133333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 52.257', W 120° 25.88'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 52' 15.42" N, 120° 25' 52.80" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5126 CA-120, Jamestown CA 95327, US
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