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

Graniteville

 
 
Graniteville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 30, 2014
1. Graniteville Marker
Inscription. A camp established in this area in 1850 was called Eureka; then later, Eureka So. By 1856 it sometimes had a winter population of 1000. Rich placer mining deposits were played out by 1865, but quartz mining continued. By 1887, total gold taken from this area was estimated at 20 million dollars. Area also important as distribution point for water from reservoirs, fed to hydraulic mines below by ditches. Name changed to Graniteville when post office was established on Aug. 26, 1867.
 
Erected 1992 by E Clampus Vitus, William Bull Meek - William Morris Stewart Chapter 10.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 26.343′ N, 120° 44.553′ W. Marker is near Nevada City, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on North Bloomfield-Graniteville Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 35184 North Bloomfield-Graniteville Road, Nevada City CA 95959, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cornish Ranch House (approx. 5.1 miles away); Ormonde (approx. 5.5 miles away); Alleghany
Graniteville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 30, 2014
2. Graniteville Marker
(approx. 5.8 miles away); Bovee Building (approx. 5.8 miles away); The Sixteen to One Mine (approx. 5.8 miles away); Kohler Building (approx. 6.3 miles away); Washington (approx. 6.3 miles away); Brimskill Building (approx. 6.3 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Graniteville is 24 miles, one-half of it unpaved, from Highway 49 via Tyler Foote Crossing, Cruzon Grade, Snow Tent and North Bloomfield-Graniteville Roads.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Old Graniteville School image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 30, 2014
3. Old Graniteville School
Graniteville Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 30, 2014
4. Graniteville Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 147 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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