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

Coloma Post Office

 
 
Coloma Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 17, 2009
1. Coloma Post Office Marker
Inscription. Colomaís first post office opened in 1849 when, against his wishes, John T. Little was appointed postmaster. In 1851 Coloma received tri-weekly mail service from Sacramento City. The post office, first designated as Culloma, California Territory, was changed to Coloma in January 1851. This tiny building, constructed in the early 1930s, was perhaps the sixth structure in town to house the post office. The seventh post office was opened across the street in 1949.
 
Erected by Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Postal Mail and Philately marker series.
 
Location. 38° 48.03′ N, 120° 53.478′ W. Marker is in Coloma, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is on Highway 49 (Main Street), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located within the boundaries of the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 314 Highway 49, Coloma CA 95613, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wellerís Store (a few steps from this marker); Weller House (a few steps from this marker); Coloma Greys (a few steps
The Sixth Coloma Post Office image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 17, 2009
2. The Sixth Coloma Post Office
from this marker); Bekeartís Gun Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Metropolitan Saloon and Bowling Alley (within shouting distance of this marker); Colomaís Law Offices (within shouting distance of this marker); Wintermantelís Minerís Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Beer Garden (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Coloma.
 
Also see . . .  California Gold Rush Site Map of Historical Sites within the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic. (Submitted on March 18, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Additional keywords. Post Offices
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable BuildingsNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
The Post Office image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 17, 2009
3. The Post Office
The seventh and current post office mentioned in marker text.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 910 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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