Virginiatown (HM726)

Location: Newcastle, CA 95658 Placer County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 54.021', W 121° 12.87'

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Founded June 1851 - Commonly called 'Virginia.' Over 2,000 miners worked rich deposits. Captain John Brislow built California's first railroad, 1852, to carry pay to Auburn Ravine, a distance of one mile. Site of Philip Armour's and George Aldrich's butcher shop, said to have led to founding of the famous Chicago Armour Meat Packing Company.
HM NumberHM726
Historical Period19th Century
Historical PlaceNational Register of Historic Places
Marker TypeMemorial
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleMounted
Marker Number400
Year Placed1952
Placed ByCalifornia Department of Natural Resources in Cooperation with the Placer County Historical Society and the County of Placer
Marker Condition
8 out of 10 (2 reports)
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 2:49am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 654831 N 4307233
Decimal Degrees38.90035000, -121.21450000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 54.021', W 121° 12.87'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 54' 1.2600" N, 121° 12' 52.2000" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)916, 530
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4501-4899 Virginiatown Rd, Newcastle CA 95658, US
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I Saw The Marker

Filming for YouTube channel today. Marker was in great shape.

Mar 16, 2017 at 8:57pm PDT by explorifornia

I Saw The Marker

Marker #400 weathered but still reads well..located approx at 4725 virginiatown rd new castle ca.95658

Nov 10, 2016 at 1:41pm PST by jcy69

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  1. Was filming for today, met the gentlemen who owns the property south west of the marker. He mentioned it had been stolen twice and that ECV had been the ones to replace it. There is a small secondary dedication at the base of the marker confirming this.

  2. Marker # 400 Virginatown in New Castle ca...looks good went by today 10 Nov 2016

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