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Copperopolis in Calaveras County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Thomas McCarty

1827 – 1886

 

— Native of New York —

 
Thomas McCarty Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 7, 2009
1. Thomas McCarty Marker
Inscription.  
Pioneer Settler & Rancher of Calaveras Co.

Discoverer of copper ore at Copperopolis, Calif. In 1860. Developed mine & was principal share owner, Town was named for the Copper ore. It was a boom town during the Civil War. Copper was used in making of war implements.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 37° 58.55′ N, 120° 38.46′ W. Marker is in Copperopolis, California, in Calaveras County. Marker can be reached from Reeds Turnpike. Marker is located at the Copperopolis Cemetery. Gravesite and marker are located halfway up the hill from the I.O.O.F entrance, just past the first stone fence. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Copperopolis CA 95228, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Copperopolis Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Copperopolis (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Old Corner Saloon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Calaveras Telephone
Thomas McCarty image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 7, 2009
2. Thomas McCarty
1827 - 1886
Discoverer
of Copper at Copperopolis
(approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Copperopolis (approx. ¼ mile away); Copperopolis Historical Plaza (approx. 0.3 miles away); Copperopolis Armory (approx. 0.3 miles away); Congregational Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Copperopolis.
 
Also see . . .  Thomas McCarty. A short article posted on www.maritimeheritage.org (Submitted on June 8, 2009.) 
 
Thomas McCarty Gravesite image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 7, 2009
3. Thomas McCarty Gravesite
Copperopolis Cemetery Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 7, 2009
4. Copperopolis Cemetery Entrance
At the entrance there is a marker and sign telling the history of the cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,526 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 8, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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