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Copperopolis in Calaveras County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Thomas McCarty

1827 – 1886

 

—Native of New York —

 
Thomas McCarty Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, June 7, 2009
1. Thomas McCarty Marker
Inscription.
Pioneer Settler & Rancher
of Calaveras Co.

Discoverer of copper ore
at Copperopolis, Calif. In
1860. Developed mine & was
principal share owner,
Town was named for the
Copper ore. It was a boom
town during the Civil
War. Copper was used in
making of war implements.

 
Location. 37° 58.55′ N, 120° 38.46′ W. Marker is in Copperopolis, California, in Calaveras County. Marker can be reached from Reeds Turnpike. Click for map. Marker is located at the Copperopolis Cemetery. Gravesite and marker are located halfway up the hill from the I.O.O.F entrance, just past the first stone fence. Marker is in this post office area: Copperopolis CA 95228, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Copperopolis Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Copperopolis (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Old Corner Saloon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Calaveras Telephone (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Copperopolis (approx. ¼ mile away); Copperopolis Historical Plaza (approx. 0.3 miles away); Copperopolis Armory (approx. 0.3 miles away); Congregational Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Copperopolis.
 
Also see . . .
Thomas McCarty Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, June 7, 2009
2. Thomas McCarty
1827 - 1886
Discoverer
of Copper at Copperopolis
 Thomas McCarty. A short article posted on www.maritimeheritage.org (Submitted on June 8, 2009.) 
 
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Thomas McCarty Gravesite Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, June 7, 2009
3. Thomas McCarty Gravesite
Copperopolis Cemetery Entrance Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, June 7, 2009
4. Copperopolis Cemetery Entrance
At the entrance there is a marker and sign telling the history of the cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,362 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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