Folsom in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Notable Buildings • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 38° 40.356′ N, 121° 10.793′ W. Marker is in Folsom, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is at the intersection of Sibley Street and Natomas Street, on the right when traveling east on Sibley Street. Marker is mounted on the front of the church to the left of the entrance doors. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Folsom CA 95630, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Young Wo Memorial Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); Folsom Terminal (approx. ¼ mile away); Leidesdorff Plaza (approx. ¼ mile away); Site of Car/Carpenter Shop (1863) (approx. ¼ mile away); Wells Fargo and Company (approx. ¼ mile away); W.L. Perkins Warehouse (approx. ¼ mile away); Sacramento Valley Railroad (approx. ¼ mile away); Folsom Pony Express Terminus (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Folsom.
Also see . . . History of St. John’s Parish, Folsom, California, 1857-2005. In 1856, Fr. Quinn, pastor of St. Rose's in Sacramento, started a mission church in Folsom. This was thirty years before the Diocese of Sacramento came into being. The next year (1857), Joseph Alemany, archbishop of San Francisco, donated $115 to purchase land for a church in Folsom, just a few hundred yards from the American River. That same year, Fr. Quinn built the first house of worship in Folsom. The church was dedicated to St. John the Baptist and still stands on the grounds of the historic cemetery at the corner of Sibley and Natoma Streets. It is one of the oldest surviving building in Folsom and oldest church still in use in the diocese. It is now used for special occasions such as Masses on Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and weddings. (Submitted on February 18, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
Additional keywords. Gold Rush
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 18, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,652 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 18, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.