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Downieville in Sierra County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

First Protestant Church

 
 
First Protestant Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, July 4, 2016
1. First Protestant Church Marker
Inscription. This Methodist Episcopal church, the first protestant place of worship to be erected in Downieville, was organized in 1855 by Rev. H. Ewart, who became the first regular pastor in 1856. Necessary funds were raised by Rev. John B. Hill.
 
Erected 1950 by California Centennials Commission. Base provided by Naomi Parlor No. 36 Native Daughters and Downieville Parlor No. 92, Native Sons of the Golden West.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
 
Location. 39° 33.536′ N, 120° 49.642′ W. Marker is in Downieville, California, in Sierra County. Marker is on Commercial Street (California Route 49), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Heading up the Yuba River on Highway 49, the church is just a little past the one lane bridge before the road swings to the east. Marker is at or near this postal address: 343 Commercial Street, Downieville CA 95936, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Masonic Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Memory of Juanita (about 400 feet away); Craycroft Building (about 500 feet away); The Shooting of Thaddeus Purdy
First Protestant Church image. Click for full size.
By James King, July 4, 2016
2. First Protestant Church
The marker is visible just beyond the steps.
(about 500 feet away); St. Charles Hotel (about 600 feet away); Downieville (about 600 feet away); Mackerman & Company Building (about 600 feet away); Downieville Museum (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Downieville.
 
More about this marker. The monument is to the right of the steps. This marker is interesting as it was placed by State Parks but it is not a registered California Historical Landmark. It was placed, rather, as part of the California Centennial celebration.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Downieville Community United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By James King, July 4, 2016
3. Downieville Community United Methodist Church
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 89 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on July 14, 2016.
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