Copperopolis in Calaveras County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
1827 – 1886
—Native of New York —
of Calaveras Co.
Discoverer of copper ore
at Copperopolis, Calif. In
1860. Developed mine & was
principal share owner,
Town was named for the
Copper ore. It was a boom
town during the Civil
War. Copper was used in
making of war implements.
Location. 37° 58.55′ N, 120° 38.46′ W. Marker is in Copperopolis, California, in Calaveras County. Marker can be reached from Reeds Turnpike. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Copperopolis Cemetery. Gravesite and marker are located halfway up the hill from the I.O.O.F entrance, just past the first stone fence. Marker is in this post office area: Copperopolis CA 95228, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Copperopolis Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Copperopolis (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Old Corner Saloon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Calaveras Telephone (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Copperopolis (approx. ¼ mile away); Copperopolis Historical Plaza (approx. 0.3 miles away); Copperopolis Armory (approx. 0.3 miles away); Congregational Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Copperopolis.
Also see . . . Thomas McCarty. A short article posted on www.maritimeheritage.org (Submitted on June 8, 2009.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 8, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,430 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 8, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.