Colfax in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
First Transcontinental Railroad
Erected 1969 by The State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with The Conference of California Historical Societies and The Placer County Historical Society, May 9, 1969. (Marker Number 780-5.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the Transcontinental Railroad series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is September 1, 1780.
Location. 39° 6.011′ N, 120° 57.159′ W. Marker is in Colfax, California, in Placer County. Marker is on East Grass Valley Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Colfax CA 95713, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad (here, next to this marker); Schuyler Colfax (a few steps from this marker); Robert G. Fowler - Colfax (within shouting distance of this marker); First Brick Building in Colfax (within shouting distance of this marker); Murphy’s Saloon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Leopold & Josephine Lobner (about 300 feet away); IOOF Hall (about 300 feet away); Illinoistown Lodge No. 51 (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colfax.
More about this marker. Also See: Nearby Schuyler Colfax marker and all other California Transcontinental Railroad markers for additional information.
Regarding Colfax. This site has been designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.780-5
Also see . . .
1. Photos of Colfax Historical Sites. (Submitted on October 28, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
2. Central Pacific Railroad Museum. (Submitted on October 28, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 28, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,357 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 28, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. 3. submitted on December 15, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 28, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.