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Near Newcastle in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Virginiatown

 
 
Virginiatown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, March 1, 2006
1. Virginiatown Marker
Inscription.  Founded June 1851 - Commonly called 'Virginia.' Over 2,000 miners worked rich deposits. Captain John Brislow built California's first railroad, 1852, to carry pay to Auburn Ravine, a distance of one mile. Site of Philip Armour's and George Aldrich's butcher shop, said to have led to founding of the famous Chicago Armour Meat Packing Company.
 
Erected 1952 by California Department of Natural Resources in Cooperation with the Placer County Historical Society and the County of Placer. (Marker Number 400.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Natural ResourcesNotable PlacesRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1851.
 
Location. 38° 54.021′ N, 121° 12.87′ W. Marker is near Newcastle, California, in Placer County. Marker is on Virginiatown Road, 0.2 miles east of Fowler Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4725 Virginiatown Road, Newcastle CA 95658, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fruitvale School / Country School Era in Western Placer (approx. 1.3 miles away); Colonel C. Lincoln Wilson (approx. 4.1 miles away); Lincoln World War II Memorial (approx. 4.1 miles away); First Clay Pipe Plant in the West (approx. 4.2 miles away); Beerman Plaza (approx. 4.2 miles away); New Hoppert Building (approx. 4.2 miles away); I O O F Building (approx. 4.2 miles away); Fleming Building (approx. 4.2 miles away).
 
Virginiatown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Syd Whittle, March 1, 2006
2. Virginiatown Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,432 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 1, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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