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Yountville in Napa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Veterans Home of California

 
 
Veterans Home of California Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 26, 2009
1. Veterans Home of California Marker
Inscription.  Established in 1884 by Mexican War Veterans and members of the Grand Army of the Republic who recognized the need for a home for California’s aged and disabled veterans. In January 1897 the Veterans Home Association deeded the home and its 910 acres of land to the State of California which has maintained it since that date.

California Registered Historical Landmark No.828

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the State Department of Veterans Affairs, April 1, 1969. State Department of Parks & Recreation and the State Department of Veteran Affairs, April 1, 1969.
 
Erected 1968 by State Department of Parks & Recreation and the State Department of Veteran Affairs, April 1, 1969. (Marker Number 828.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: LandmarksNotable BuildingsNotable PlacesPatriots & Patriotism. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmark series list.
 
Location. 38° 
Veterans Home of California Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 26, 2009
2. Veterans Home of California Marker
23.82′ N, 122° 21.59′ W. Marker is in Yountville, California, in Napa County. Marker is at the intersection of California Drive and Solano Avenue, on the left when traveling west on California Drive. Marker is just west of St. Helena Highway (State Highway 29). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 54 California Drive, Yountville CA 94599, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Yount's Millstones (approx. 0.3 miles away); Map of Groezinger's Addition (approx. 0.3 miles away); Yountville Community Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Groezinger Winery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Flags over California in 1870 (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans Home of California (approx. half a mile away); Yountville (approx. half a mile away); Yountville's First Fire House (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yountville.
 
Regarding Veterans Home of California. This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.828 on December 4, 1968.
 
Also see . . .  Yountville Soldier’s Home. (Submitted on May 8, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Additional keywords. D.A.R., Veterans
 
Plaque Mounted on Stone Wall at the Marker Location image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 26, 2009
3. Plaque Mounted on Stone Wall at the Marker Location
This Historical Site
created through the contributions of
The membership of the Veterans
Home of California and by the
assistance of individuals and
organizations from
California communities
Stone Wall at Marker Location image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 26, 2009
4. Stone Wall at Marker Location
Veterans Memorial on the Grounds image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 26, 2009
5. Veterans Memorial on the Grounds
Veterans Home of California Post Office image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 26, 2009
6. Veterans Home of California Post Office
Nelson M. Holderman Resident Building image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 26, 2009
7. Nelson M. Holderman Resident Building
Resident buildings are named for past U.S. Presidents and noted Army Officers.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 8, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,344 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 8, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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