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Coloma in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

County Courthouse

Site of

 
 
County Courthouse Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, March 17, 2009
1. County Courthouse Marker
Inscription. When El Dorado County was organized in 1850 as part of the new State of California, Coloma was named the county seat. County offices were housed in simple frame structures until 1856, when a fine court house was built here on the public square. However, by this time placer Gold mining in Coloma was declining and the town population fell rapidly. One year later the county seat was moved to Placerville. The Court House, a large two story structure, was used afterwards as a school and a Masonic lodge. The Alhambra Saloon was built against one side of the building.
 
Erected by Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park.
 
Location. 38° 47.965′ N, 120° 53.367′ W. Marker is in Coloma, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is on Highway 49 (Main Street), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker and site are located within the boundaries of the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park. Marker is in this post office area: Coloma CA 95613, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert Bell's Store (a few steps from this marker); Coloma (within shouting distance of this marker); Kane House (within shouting distance
County Courthouse Site and Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, March 17, 2009
2. County Courthouse Site and Marker
of this marker); Odd Fellows Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Coloma Schoolhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Coloma’s Largest Brick Store (within shouting distance of this marker); American House Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Sierra Nevada House (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Coloma.
 
Also see . . .
1. Town Tour. An easy half mile walk along Main Street. This is the area occupied by the historic town of Coloma. There are signs at each site and structure giving a brief description and history. (Submitted on March 17, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park Site Map. Mapping locations of historic sites and buildings in Coloma. (Submitted on March 17, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

3. Discover Coloma. There are four walking tours you can take in Coloma. This easy, half-mile walk goes along Main Street from the Visitor Center to the School House and back. This is the area occupied by the historic town of Coloma. (Submitted on March 17, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Additional keywords. Gold Rush
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 765 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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