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Trinidad in Humboldt County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Town of Trinidad

 
 
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By Karen Key, May 26, 2007
1. Town of Trinidad Marker
Inscription.  Founded April 8, 1850, Trinidad is the oldest town on the Northern California coast. During the 1850s, it served as a vital supply link between ships anchored at Trinidad Bay and miners in the Klamath, Trinity, Salmon River, and Gold Bluff mines. It was the county seat of Klamath County (now disbanded) from 1851 to 1854, but its population declined as Eureka and other area port cities developed.

California registered historical landmark No. 216

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus, Eureka Chapter #101, June 7, 1981
 
Erected 1981 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus, Eureka Chapter #101. (Marker Number 216.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the E Clampus Vitus series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is April 8, 1940.
 
Location.
Town of Trinidad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, May 26, 2007
2. Town of Trinidad Marker
Trinidad Harbor in the background. Little dots are anchored boats.
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41° 3.499′ N, 124° 8.68′ W. Marker is in Trinidad, California, in Humboldt County. Marker is at the intersection of Edwards Street and Hector Street, on the left when traveling north on Edwards Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Trinidad CA 95570, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Holy Trinity Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tsurai (about 700 feet away); A New Home! (approx. ¼ mile away); Spain Claims Northern California (approx. half a mile away); William Z. Hegy (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Trinidad.
 
Town of Trinidad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, May 26, 2007
3. Town of Trinidad Marker
Looking south, which sea stacks in the background.
Town of Trinidad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, May 26, 2007
4. Town of Trinidad Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 18, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 2,264 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 18, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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