Near Hidden Valley Lake in Lake County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
State Historical Marker #450
Oldest building in Lake County. Erected of stone in 1853-4 by Robert Sterling, whose wife was first white woman in Coyote Valley. Rebuilt in 1894. Headquarters of the Guenoc Land Grant and the first store in the valley.
Erected 1950 by California Centennials Commission and County of Lake. (Marker Number 450.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Landmarks • Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1894.
Location. 38° 48.548′ N, 122° 34.373′ W. Marker is near Hidden Valley Lake, California, in Lake County. Marker is on State Highway 29, 6 miles north of Middletown, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16174 Hidden Valley Road, Hidden Valley Lake CA 95467, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Methodist Church Site (approx. 4.6 miles away); First Church in Middletown (approx. 4.6 miles away); Old Bull Trail Road and St. Helena Toll RoadLower Lake Schoolhouse (approx. 7.2 miles away); Lower Lake Stone Jail (approx. 7.3 miles away); Robert Louis Stevenson Cabin Site (approx. 10.9 miles away); Historic Aetna Mining District (approx. 11.3 miles away); Litto’s Hubcap Ranch (approx. 13.6 miles away).
Regarding Stone House. This site is a California Registered Historical Landmark (No. 450). The stone house now sits inside a gated community and can be visited only by appointment. Visit www.lakecountystonehouse.com for further information.
Also see . . . The Man Who Built the Oldest Building in Lake County. Friends of Gibson Museum & Cultural Center Website entry (Submitted on March 14, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 2,205 times since then and 36 times this year. Last updated on February 14, 2009, by Nina Bouska of Hidden Valley Lake, California. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 1, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. 3. submitted on February 14, 2009, by Nina Bouska of Hidden Valley Lake, California. 4. submitted on August 14, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. 5. submitted on March 14, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.