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Weaverville in Trinity County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Old Courthouse

 
 
The Old Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2012
1. The Old Courthouse Marker
Inscription.  At the head of Court Street next to the Catholic cemetery, J.F. Chillis in 1852, began building the first Trinity County courthouse. The twenty by sixty structure was three stories in 1853. The Trinity Masonic Lodge bought the third floor from the county for $500. By 1860, the building was deteriorating. In August, 1865, the county bought Henry Hocker’s building. In September, 1866, a fire began in the Catholic Church and spread quickly to the old building. John Martin bought the lot November 3, 1866.
 
Erected 1991 by E Clampus Vitus, Trinitarianus Chapter 62.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1866.
 
Location. 40° 44.105′ N, 122° 56.365′ W. Marker is in Weaverville, California, in Trinity County. Marker is at the intersection of Court Street and Church st, on the right when traveling east on Court Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Weaverville CA 96093, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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are within walking distance of this marker. Spanish Corral (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of First Cabin (about 500 feet away); Weaverville Bandstand (about 500 feet away); Trinity County Courthouse (about 500 feet away); Clifford Hall (about 600 feet away); Weaverville Drug Store (about 600 feet away); I.O.O.F. Hall (about 700 feet away); Spiral Staircases (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weaverville.
 
Additional commentary.
1. Location of marker
The true location of the old courthouse marker is at Court and Church Streets. I personally have seen this marker and I am a native of trinity county.
    — Submitted October 9, 2018, by Jerilyn smith of Weaverville, Calif.
 
The Old Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2012
2. The Old Courthouse Marker
The Old Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 2, 2012
3. The Old Courthouse Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 6, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 519 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on October 9, 2018, by Jerilyn smith of Weaverville, Calif. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 6, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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