Downieville in Sierra County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Sierra County Sheriﬀ’s Gallows
Last execution here on Friday November 27, 1885 by Sheriff Sam Stewart
Marker placed May 17, 1953 by
Naomi Parlor No. 36
Native Daughters of the Golden West
Erected 1988 by State Department of Parks and Recreation, County of Sierra and Sgt. Lee Adams, Project Director, Native Daughters of the Golden West. (Marker Number 971.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
Location. 39° 33.527′ N, 120° 49.801′ W. Marker is in Downieville, California, in Sierra County. Marker can be reached from Click for map. The marker is located at the south side of the parking lot at the Sierra County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Courthouse Square, Downieville CA 95936, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sierra County, California (a few steps from this marker); Hirshfeldter Building (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Masonic Building (about 700 feet away); Downieville Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away); First Protestant Church (about 700 feet away); In Memory of Juanita (about 800 feet away); Craycroft Building (about 800 feet away); The Shooting of Thaddeus Purdy (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Downieville.
Regarding Sierra County Sheriff’s Gallows. This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No. 971 on March 6, 1987 and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on February 15, 1990.
Also see . . . Sheriffs Gallows. Designated California Historic Landmark No. 971 in 1988, the Sierra County Sheriff's Gallows stands adjacent the Sierra County Courthouse in Downieville, the Sierra County Seat. On November 27, 1885, James O'Neill was hanged from this (Submitted on June 27, 2011.)
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