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Franklin in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Alexander Hamilton Willard

 
 
Alexander Hamilton Willard Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, December 27, 2005
1. Alexander Hamilton Willard Marker
Inscription.  Born, Charlestown, N.H. Aug. 24, 1778; Died Franklin, Mar. 6, 1865 Last surviving member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. He kept a journal and gave valuable service as a gunsmith.
 
Erected 1957 by State Society Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America. (Marker Number 657.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesExploration. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the Lewis & Clark Expedition series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is March 6, 1865.
 
Location. 38° 22.612′ N, 121° 27.372′ W. Marker is in Franklin, California, in Sacramento County. Marker can be reached from Franklin Hood Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elk Grove CA 95757, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. James Hall (approx. 4.4 miles away); The Lincoln Highway (approx. 4.4 miles away); Old Elk Grove (approx. 4.4 miles away); Elitha Cumi Donner - Wilder
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(approx. 4.4 miles away); Rhoads School (approx. 4.7 miles away); Murphy’s Corral (approx. 5.3 miles away); Independent Order of Odd Fellows (approx. 5.4 miles away); Elk Grove History (approx. 5˝ miles away).
 
Regarding Alexander Hamilton Willard. This site is a California Registered Historical Landmark (No. 657).
 
Additional commentary.
1. Patrick Gass
Patrick Gass was the last surviving member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, he died in 1870.
    — Submitted January 4, 2020.
 
Alexander Hamilton Willard Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, December 27, 2005
2. Alexander Hamilton Willard Marker
Alexander Hamilton Willard Gravestone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, December 27, 2005
3. Alexander Hamilton Willard Gravestone
Alexander Hamilton Willard Gravestone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, December 27, 2005
4. Alexander Hamilton Willard Gravestone
Sign at Entrance to Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, December 27, 2005
5. Sign at Entrance to Cemetery
Franklin Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, December 27, 2005
6. Franklin Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 20, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 3,421 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 20, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   5. submitted on November 4, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   6. submitted on December 12, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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