Home of Elisha Stevens

Home of Elisha Stevens (HMXX9)

Location: Bakersfield, CA 93301 Kern County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 23.838', W 119° 0.354'

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Near this spot stood the last home of Elisha Stevens, noted American pathfinder and scout. Born in Georgia April 5, 1804, he learned blacksmithing during his youth. Drifting west he became a trapper on the Upper Missouri for more than two decades. In 1844 he led the 50-member Murphy-Townsend wagon train safely from Council Bluffs to Sutter's Fort. During the Mexican War he served as an ordnance mechanic under Commodore Stockton. For a time he lived in Santa Clara County, then settled here on a 38-acre tract, the first permanent settler in the Bakersfield District. He died September 9, 1887 and is buried in Union Cemetery.
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HM NumberHMXX9
Series This marker is part of the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series
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Marker Number732
Year Placed1964
Placed ByCalifornia State Park Commission in cooperation with the Kern County Historical Society, El Tejon Parlor No. 239, N.D.G.W., Bakersfield Parlor No. 42, N.S.G.W. and Kern County Museum
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 8:46am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 317835 N 3918951
Decimal Degrees35.39730000, -119.00590000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 23.838', W 119° 0.354'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 23' 50.28" N, 119° 0' 21.24" W
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Area Code(s)805, 661, 310
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 515 W Columbus St, Bakersfield CA 93301, US
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