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Oakhurst in Madera County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Little Church on the Hill

 
 
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By Lester J Letson, July 30, 2010
1. Little Church on the Hill Marker
Located at the Oakhill Cemetery in Oakhurst
Inscription. Built by volunteers with donated materials, this church was first consecrated June 20, 1894. It was the only house of worship in the region for half a century. Services were discontinued in the early 1950's. The community rallied to save the church and moved it to its present location where it was rededicated July 14, 1957. Between 1991 and 1995 it was restored with local donations and volunteer labor; once again opening it to the public.
 
Erected 1995 by Grub Gulch Chapter 41-49, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 37° 20.124′ N, 119° 39.029′ W. Marker is in Oakhurst, California, in Madera County. Marker is on State Highway 41 0.4 miles east of Road 426, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker and the church are located at the Oakhill Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 40128 California Highway 41, Oakhurst CA 93644, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Giant Sequoia Cutting (approx. mile away); Old French Trail (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fresno Flats Townsite (approx. 0.6 miles
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By Lester J Letson, July 10, 2010
2. Little Church on the Hill Marker
away); Madera Sugar Pine Flume (approx. 3.1 miles away); Wassama Roundhouse (approx. 4.7 miles away); Wassama Village (approx. 4.8 miles away); Coarsegold (approx. 5.8 miles away); Grub Gulch (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oakhurst.
 
More about this marker. The original Christ Church building was moved from the intersection of Road 426 and Road 425B, where it had sat since 1894, to its current location in 1957.
 
Also see . . .  Little Church On The Hill, the story of the church. A website created to tell the story of the restoration and rededication of the church. (Submitted on November 18, 2010, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
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By Lester J Letson, July 10, 2010
3. Little Church on the Hill
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Brochure On The Church, circa 1950
4. Little Church on the Hill Marker
Picture of Christ Church before it was moved to its present location
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2010, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. This page has been viewed 846 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 26, 2010, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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