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Yountville in Napa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Grave of George C. Yount

 
 
Grave of George C. Yount Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, April 26, 2009
1. Grave of George C. Yount Marker
Inscription. George Calvert Yount (1794-1865) was the first United States citizen to be ceded a Spanish land grant in Napa Valley (1836). Skilled hunter, frontiersman, craftsman and farmer, he was the true embodiment of all the finest qualities of an advancing civilization blending with the existing primitive culture. Friend to all, this kindly host of Caymus Rancho, encouraged sturdy American pioneers to establish ranches in this area, which was well populated before the Gold Rush.
CALIFORNIA REGISTERED HISTORICAL LANDMARK No.693
Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with George C. Yount Parlor No.322, Native Daughters of the Golden West, Colonel Nelson Holderman Parlor No.316, Native Sons of the Golden West, and the Yountville Cemetery Association, October 18, 1959.
 
Erected 1959 by California State Park Commission, George C. Yount Parlor No.322 N.D.G.W., Nelson Holderman Parlor No.316, N.S.G.W. & Yountville Cemetery Assoc. (Marker Number 693.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 38° 24.51′ N, 122° 22.11′ W. Marker is in Yountville, California, in Napa County. Marker can be
Marker and Grave of George C. Yount Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, April 26, 2009
2. Marker and Grave of George C. Yount
reached from Jackson Street east of Lincoln Street. Click for map. Marker and monument are located at the George C. Yount Pioneer Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2200 Jackson Street, Yountville CA 94599, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Good Indian Go Big Hill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Pioneer Christian Church Bell (about 500 feet away); Yountville's First Fire House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Yountville (approx. half a mile away); Yountville Community Hall (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of Yount’s Blockhouse (approx. 0.9 miles away); Veterans Home of California (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cal 100 (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Yountville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Napa County Biographies. A biography of George C. Yount (Submitted on May 4, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. George C. Yountville Pioneer Cemetery. A photo collection of the Cemetery. (Submitted on May 4, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

3. A Dash of History with a Pinch of Fine Dining. This article gives a little history of the Yountville area along with highlights of the area’s historical points of interests. (Submitted on May 4, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesLandmarksNotable PersonsSettlements & Settlers
 
George C. Yount Inscription Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, April 26, 2009
3. George C. Yount Inscription
GEORGE C. YOUNT
born in
Burke County N.C.
May 4, 1794
Died
Oct.5, 1865
Ages 71 Years
and 5 Mo's
Artwork on Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, April 26, 2009
4. Artwork on Monument
Received his Grant of Land Feb.7, 1836
Artwork on Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle
5. Artwork on Monument
Arrived in California Feb. 1831
A Second Marker at the Gravesite Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, April 26, 2009
6. A Second Marker at the Gravesite
Commemorating the 200th
Anniversary of the birth of
GEORGE C. YOUNT
May 4, 1994
George C. Yount Mountainment
Nappa, California
[Note the misspelling of "Napa".]
200th Anniversary Commemorative Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, April 26, 2009
7. 200th Anniversary Commemorative Marker
George C. Yount Pioneer Cemetery Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, April 26, 2009
8. George C. Yount Pioneer Cemetery
George C. Yount Photo, Click for full size
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
9. George C. Yount
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,239 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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