Sacramento in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Five Mile Station
Departing at 2:45 A.M. from the Alta Telegraph Co. in Sacramento, Pony Rider Sam (Bill) Hamilton carried the first mail eastward of the Central Overland Pony Express on April 4, 1860. Here quickly changing ponies he sped on to the next stop at Fifteen Mile Station.
Historical Landmark No. 697
Erected 1960 by Sacramento Historic Landmarks Commission, Sacramento County Historical Society, and the Central Overland Pony Express Trail Association. (Marker Number 697.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the Pony Express National Historic Trail series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1781.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sacramento CA 95819, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Guy West Bridge (here, next to this marker); "Hoboken and This is No Jokin" (approx. half a mile away); September 11, 2001 (approx. 1.6 miles away); Joseph H. McKinney (approx. 1.6 miles away); You Are Remembered Rest In Peace (approx. 1.7 miles away); Re-Internment Site For New Helvetia Cemetery (approx. 1.7 miles away); Dr. Benjamin F. Pendery (approx. 1.7 miles away); Daniel Blue (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
More about this marker. This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.697 on September 11, 1959.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Follow the first Eastbound journey of the Pony Express through California to Genoa, Nevada....To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . . The Story of the Pony Express. Smithsonian National Postal Museum website entry (Submitted on February 15, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 2, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,481 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 2, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.