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Near Georgetown in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Greenwood

 
 
Greenwood Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, October 28, 2005
1. Greenwood Marker
Inscription.  John Greenwood, a trapper and guide who came to California in 1844, established a here a trading post in 1849. The mining town of Greenwood, which developed during the Gold Rush, boasted a theater, 4 hotels, 14 stores, a brewery, and 4 saloons. Among its illustrious citizens was John A. Stone, California songwriter, who was buried here in 1863.
 
Erected 1955 by California State Park Commission in cooperation with The Golden Key, May 15, 1955. (Marker Number 521.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: LandmarksNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1844.
 
Location. 38° 53.932′ N, 120° 54.873′ W. Marker is near Georgetown, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is on Greenwood Road near Georgetown Road (California Highway 193), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown CA 95634, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the
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crow flies. The Greenwood School House (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. James Catholic Church (approx. 3˝ miles away); Shannon Knox House (approx. 4 miles away); Balsar House / I.O.O.F Hall (approx. 4.1 miles away); Civil War Armory (approx. 4.1 miles away); Wells Fargo Building (approx. 4.1 miles away); Georgetown Hotel (approx. 4.1 miles away); Jonathan Davis (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
More about this marker. Greenwood is a California Registered Historical Landmark (No. 521).
 
Additional commentary.
1. The Town of Greenwood
There is nothing remaining in Greenwood other than a few houses, the schoolhouse and the cemetery.
    — Submitted August 18, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.
 
Greenwood Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, October 28, 2005
2. Greenwood Marker
The Greenwood Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, October 28, 2005
3. The Greenwood Cemetery
Somewhere in this little cemetery is a small slab of stone bearing the initials J. A. S. and a date, January 24, 1863. This marks the grave of John A. Stone, pioneer songwriter of the 1850s, who lived, sang, and died in Greenwood.
The Schoolhouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, October 28, 2005
4. The Schoolhouse
The sign above the door says Greenwood School House Founded 1886
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,440 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 18, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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