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Fremont in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Pioneer Schoolhouse & Chapel

 
 
Pioneer Schoolhouse & Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2010
1. Pioneer Schoolhouse & Chapel Marker
Inscription. Approximately one mile west John M. Horner built the first American schoolhouse non-Catholic chapel in Centerville, Alameda County, 1850. Said to be the first Latter Day Saint Chapel in California. A small structure with three windows in the side and a door in front. Later it was moved to Irvington. Harvey Green was the first teacher. Horner operated the first stage line and steamboat in the county and built the first road, bridge and fences. His son William was the first white American born in the county, 1847. Other passengers from the ship Brooklyn settled here.
Alameda County, California

 
Erected 1958 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 246.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 37° 33.818′ N, 121° 59.238′ W. Marker is in Fremont, California, in Alameda County. Marker is on Temple Way near Utah Way, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is located on the grounds of the Church of Jesus Christ LDS. Marker is at or near this postal address: 38134 Temple Way, Fremont CA 94536, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Pioneer Schoolhouse & Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 10, 2010
2. Pioneer Schoolhouse & Chapel Marker
flies. Essanay Film Studio (approx. one mile away); Essanay Studio Site (approx. one mile away); “The Bankers Building” (approx. one mile away); Mormon Pioneers / Mormon Pioneer Adobes (approx. 1.1 miles away); Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad (approx. 1.1 miles away); Site of First Post Office (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Chadbourne Carriage House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Vallejo Flour Mill (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Fremont.
 
Also see . . .
1. Biography of John Horner. This is a transcript of a first person account written by John Horner. (Submitted on January 19, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. The Mormon Migration on the steamship Brooklyn. While most Latter-day Saint pioneers crossed the Great Plains, 238 of them began their journey to refuge in the West with a 24,000-mile sea voyage. (Submitted on January 19, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,418 times since then and 40 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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