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Sonora in Tuolumne County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Tuolumne County Courthouse

1898

 
 
Tuolumne County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2010
1. Tuolumne County Courthouse Marker
Inscription. In 1854, Tuolumne County’s first courthouse was erected on this site donated to the county by John and Israel P. Yaney.

The cornerstone of the present courthouse, which replaced it, was dedicated September 26, 1898, at ceremonies held under the auspices of Tuolumne Lodge No.8, Free and Accepted Masons. This building was occupied by county officers on November 10, 1899.

Board of Supervisors
John B. Doyle, Chairman
Henry M. Pease • John M. Phelan • James P Hardin • Thomas A. Hender
William Mooser & Son, Architect
Charles F. McCarthy, Contractor

 
Erected 1971 by Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors and the Tuolumne County Historical Society. (Marker Number 01-1971.)
 
Location. 37° 59.117′ N, 120° 23.047′ W. Marker is in Sonora, California, in Tuolumne County. Marker can be reached from West Yaney Avenue north of North Green Street. Click for map. Marker is mounted on the front of the building to the right of the lower level entrance doors. Marker is at or near this postal address: 41 West Yaney Avenue, Sonora CA 95370, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tuolumne County Albert N. Francisco Building (within shouting distance
Tuolumne County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2010
2. Tuolumne County Courthouse Marker
of this marker); Site of the First Office of The Union Democrat (within shouting distance of this marker); Original Site of the Sonora Daily (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Sonora IOOF Lodge No. 10 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); -Yo- Semite House (about 300 feet away); A Portal of the Past (about 600 feet away); First Home of Wells Fargo & Company in Sonora (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sonora.
 
Also see . . .  Welcome to Historic Sonora. The Tuolumne County Courthouse, still very much in use, is a great example of yesteryear. The seats in the courtrooms have hat racks underneath. The wooden bannisters, the black and white tiny tiled floors. (Submitted on June 16, 2010.) 
 
Categories. GovernmentNotable Buildings
 
Tuolumne County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2010
3. Tuolumne County Courthouse
Courthouse Clock Tower image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2010
4. Courthouse Clock Tower
Architectural Detail of Railing on Second Level image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2010
5. Architectural Detail of Railing on Second Level
"Golden" Doors of the Main Entrance - Located on the Second Level image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2010
6. "Golden" Doors of the Main Entrance - Located on the Second Level
Tuolumne County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Tuolumne County Historical Society
7. Tuolumne County Courthouse
Court House Square image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2010
8. Court House Square
Located next to the Courthouse is a small park known as The Court House Square
Court House Square Dedication Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 13, 2010
9. Court House Square Dedication Marker
In Honor of
Frank J. Ralph
Loyal Son of
Old Tuolumne
Faithful public servant, ardent
lover of nature, who designed
and created this restful spot
Known as
The
Court House Square

For the pleasure and enjoyment
of future generations.
Dedicated by
County of Tuolumne
as a living memorial to a
worthy son.
1948
Tree in the Courthouse Square image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, May 21, 2011
10. Tree in the Courthouse Square
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 903 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   7. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   8, 9. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   10. submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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