Jamestown

Jamestown (HMMH9)

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

N 37° 57.199', W 120° 25.378'

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― Gateway to the Southern Mines ―

Founded in 1848, one mile from the first gold find in Tuolumne County, at Woods Crossing.

Arriving in 1849, Col. George F. James, a merchant popular for supplying free champagne to patrons, was elected acalde, and the town was dubbed "Jamestown."

Poor mining investments indebted him and he quietly left town. Angry miners changed the name of the town to "American Camp." Eventually, "Jamestown" was restored.

Jamestown's population was approximately 4,000, before the devastating fire of October, 1885.
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HM NumberHMMH9
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
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Year Placed1991
Placed ByMatuca Chapter 1849. E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 7:55am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 726418 N 4203768
Decimal Degrees37.95331667, -120.42296667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 57.199', W 120° 25.378'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 57' 11.94" N, 120° 25' 22.68" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18198-18200 Main St, Jamestown CA 95327, US
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