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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Calistoga in Napa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The White Church

 
 
The White Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 4, 2011
1. The White Church Marker
Inscription.
Site of
The White Church
First church built in Napa County
by pioneers in 1853
Marked by Federated Womens Clubs
June 11, 1939

 
Erected 1939 by Federated Womens Clubs.
 
Location. 38° 32.949′ N, 122° 30.82′ W. Marker is near Calistoga, California, in Napa County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 29 0.7 miles south of Larkmead Lane. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Calistoga CA 94515, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Reason P. Tucker (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bale Grist Mill (approx. 0.6 miles away); Dr. Edward Turner Bale (approx. 0.7 miles away); Larkmead Winery / Kornell Cellars (approx. 0.8 miles away); Schramsberg (approx. one mile away); Charles Krug Winery (approx. 2.6 miles away); Cesare Mondavi 1883 – 1959 (approx. 2.6 miles away); Charles Krug 1825 - 1892 (approx. 2.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Calistoga.
 
Also see . . .  Bothe Napa Valley State Park. California Department of Parks and Recreation's web page for Both Napa Valley State Mark. Minimal historical content, however. (Submitted on March 11, 2011.)
Additional markers mounted below The White Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 4, 2011
2. Additional markers mounted below The White Church Marker
Mounted on the same rock below the main marker are two additional markers. One is a centennial marker, reading "A Methodist Church named for its founder - Reverend Asa White". And below that is an additional marker reading, "United Methodist Historic Site No. 170".
 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
The White Church Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein
3. The White Church Marker - wide view
How to reach this marker..... image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 4, 2011
4. How to reach this marker.....
From the park entrance kiosk (there is an entrance fee), keep driving straight (south) as far as one can go and park. The trailhead and sign (pictured above) for the History Trail should be visible. Follow the path for a few hundred feet, and arrive at a large clearing, which once held the church and its cemetery. The marker is at the north end of the clearing, and the cemetery lies a bit further south. The church itself is no longer extant.
The White Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 4, 2011
5. The White Church Cemetery
In the south half of the clearing is the pioneer cemetery. Most of the headstones denote members of the Tucker or Kellogg families, two prominent pioneer families in the Napa Valley.
Bothe Napa Valley State Park image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 4, 2011
6. Bothe Napa Valley State Park
Both the Reason P. Tucker and The White Church historical markers can be found in this state park, just off of State Highway 29, south of Calistoga.
 
 
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