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

Jacksonville

Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail

 
 
Jacksonville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 5, 2012
1. Jacksonville Marker
Inscription. Settled by Julian Smart who planted first garden and orchard in Tuolumne County in spring of 1849. Named for Colonel A.M. Jackson who opened first trading post in 1849. In 1850 was second largest town in county and gathering center for thousands of miners working rich bed of Tuolumne River.
 
Erected 1950 by Sonora Rotary Club and Tuolumne County Gold Centennial Committe. (Marker Number 419.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mark Twain Bret Harte Trail marker series.
 
Location. 37° 50.34′ N, 120° 20.815′ W. Marker is in Moccasin, California, in Tuolumne County. Marker is at the intersection of Jacksonville Road and River Road, on the right when traveling south on Jacksonville Road. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12659 Jacksonville Road, Jamestown CA 95327, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stevens Bar Bridge (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Jacksonville (approx. 1.9 miles away); Don Pedro Lake (approx. 1.9 miles away); Ferretti Shrine (approx. 1.9 miles away); Joseph E. Lemos
Jacksonville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 5, 2012
2. Jacksonville Marker
(approx. 5 miles away); Big Oak Flat (approx. 5 miles away); Chinese Camp (approx. 5.1 miles away); To Honor Eddie Webb (approx. 5.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Moccasin.
 
Also see . . .
1. Yosemite Gazette: Jacksonville, California. Once one of the largest towns in the Mother Lode, the town is now entirely submerged by Lake Don Pedro. (Submitted on March 9, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 

2. Yosemite Gazette: Jacksonville, California, part II. (Submitted on March 9, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Mining for gold at Jacksonville, on the road to Yo-Semite Valley image. Click for full size.
Barry Swackhamer Collection, circa 1870
3. Mining for gold at Jacksonville, on the road to Yo-Semite Valley
Click image to enlarge.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 432 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on . Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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