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Near North Columbia in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

St. Columncille's Church

 
 
St. Columncille's Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 3, 2011
1. St. Columncille's Church Marker
Inscription. St. Columncille’s Catholic Church, formerly the Bridgeport Union Guard Hall, was used in 1860 to train men for the Civil War under Capt. Frank Coffey of French Corral.

In 1880 it was purchased as a house of worship for the Catholics of the ridge towns.

In 1969 it was purchased by Babe Pinaglia and given to the park.

It is located on the site of the Catholic Church that once served the miners of North Bloomfield.
 
Location. 39° 22.024′ N, 120° 54.288′ W. Marker is near North Columbia, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on North Bloomfield Road. Click for map. St. Columncille's Church is located on North Bloomfield Road at the western edge of North Bloomfield. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23457 North Bloomfield Road, Nevada City CA 95959, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. North Bloomfield School (within shouting distance of this marker); Malakoff Diggins Clampicnic Area (approx. Ľ mile away); Giant (approx. 0.3 miles away); North Bloomfield Mining and Gravel Company (approx. half a mile away); Alvin Stevens Trivelpiece (approx.
St. Columncille's Church image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 3, 2011
2. St. Columncille's Church
The marker is located to the left of the entrance door.
half a mile away); Shoot (Chute) Hill (approx. 0.6 miles away); North Bloomfield Drain Tunnel (approx. 0.9 miles away); Site of Lake City (approx. 2.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in North Columbia.
 
More about this marker. The church and marker are located at the Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park which is approximately 22 miles north of Nevada City off of State Highway 49.
 
Also see . . .  North Bloomfield, St, Columncille's Catholic Church. (Submitted on June 22, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.War, US Civil
 
St. Columncille's Church - Rear of Building image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 3, 2011
3. St. Columncille's Church - Rear of Building
St. Columncille's Church image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 3, 2011
4. St. Columncille's Church
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 425 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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