Coloma in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Erected by Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1848.
Location. 38° 48.241′ N, 120° 53.568′ W. Marker is in Coloma, California, in El Dorado County. Marker can be reached from Highway 49. Marker is located within the boundaries of the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, on the trail to the Gold Discovery Site from the North Shore Parking area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. “Gold Boys Gold” (within shouting distance of this marker); Sutter’s Mill Site (within Partners In History (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Wilson Marshall (about 600 feet away); Capt. William E. Shannon (about 600 feet away); The Coloma Road (about 600 feet away); Monroe Family Homestead (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mormon Cabin (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coloma.
Also see . . . THE DISCOVERY OF GOLD IN CALIFORNIA, By General John Sutter. John Sutter's own words on James Marshall's gold discovery. (Submitted on April 3, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
Additional keywords. California Gold Rush
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 3, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,328 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 3, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. 5. submitted on February 22, 2012, by S B of Sacramento, California.