Colfax in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad
1876 – 1942
— Placer County Terminus —
Erected 1976 by Lord Sholto Douglas, No.3 and Wm. Bull Meek – Wm. Morris Stewart No. 10, E. Clampus Vitus, May 1, 1976.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers • Women. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1942.
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 at the entrance to the AMTRAK Station. 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. Colfax (here, next to this marker); Schuyler Colfax (a few steps from this marker); Robert G. Fowler - ColfaxFirst 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.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Click on “Click to map all markers shown on this page” to view marker placements from Nevada City to Colfax.
Also see . . . Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad. (Submitted on December 15, 2008.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 15, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 2,408 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 15, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. 3. submitted on March 3, 2011.