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Smartsville in Yuba County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Church of the Immaculate Conception

State of California Point of Historical Interest: Yub-12

 
 
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By Syd Whittle, January 19, 2011
1. Church of the Immaculate Conception Marker
Inscription. Erected 1850, the original structure was destroyed by fire in 1870, and rebuilt in 1871 by the citizens of Smartsville on the original foundation. At one time this church served 800 parishioners, mostly Irish Catholics employed at the Smartsville mines which were among the richest mines in the state. Continuously operated as a Catholic Church until the 1970ís, the building and grounds were deeded in 1998 to the Smartsville Church Restoration Fund Inc.
 
Erected 2010 by Wm. Bull Meek-Wm. Morris Stewart, Chapter 10, E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number YUB-12.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 12.45′ N, 121° 17.85′ W. Marker is in Smartsville, California, in Yuba County. Marker is on Smartville Road 0.6 miles north of California Highway 20, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8444 Smartville Road, Smartsville CA 95977, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Edward James McGanney (within shouting distance of this marker); Smartville / Smartsville (within shouting distance of this marker); Smartsville Grocery
Church of the Immaculate Conception and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 19, 2011
2. Church of the Immaculate Conception and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Sucker Flat (approx. 0.3 miles away); Timbuctoo (approx. 1.3 miles away); Mooney Flat Hotel (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Yuba River Bridge at Parks Bar (approx. 2.1 miles away); Anthony House and Ranch (approx. 4.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Smartsville.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Church of the Immaculate Conception image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 19, 2011
3. Church of the Immaculate Conception
Welcome to SmartSville
Point of Historical Interest
Catholic Church of the
Immaculate Conception
Built 1871

One of the few remaining Gold
Rush era churches
Church of the Immaculate Conception image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 19, 2011
4. Church of the Immaculate Conception
Church of the Immaculate Conception image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 19, 2011
5. Church of the Immaculate Conception
Church of the Immaculate Conception image. Click for full size.
April 18, 2008
6. Church of the Immaculate Conception
An earlier photo of the church. Note the decorative molding above the entrance door which now has been removed due to renovation activity.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 781 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   6. submitted on . This page was last revised on January 16, 2017.
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