Coloma in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Coloma Post Office
Coloma’s first post office opened in 1849 when, against his wishes, John T. Little was appointed postmaster. In 1851 Coloma received tri-weekly mail service from Sacramento City. The post office, first designated as Culloma, California Territory, was changed to Coloma in January 1851. This tiny building, constructed in the early 1930s, was perhaps the sixth structure in town to house the post office. The seventh post office was opened across the street in 1949.
Erected by Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings • Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately series list. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1851.
Location. 38° 48.03′ N, 120° 53.478′ W. Marker is in Coloma, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is on Highway 49 (Main Street), on the left when traveling north. Marker is located within the boundaries of the Marshall Gold Discovery Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 314 Highway 49, Coloma CA 95613, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Weller’s Store (a few steps from this marker); Weller House (a few steps from this marker); Coloma Greys (a few steps from this marker); Bekeart’s Gun Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Metropolitan Saloon and Bowling Alley (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Coloma’s Law Offices (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Wintermantel’s Miner’s Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Beer Garden (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coloma.
Also see . . . California Gold Discovery. Coloma-Lotus Business Council website entry (Submitted on August 27, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Additional keywords. Post Offices
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 18, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,128 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 18, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.