Oakhurst in Madera County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Little Church on the Hill
Built by volunteers with donated materials, this church was first consecrated June 20, 1894. It was the only house of worship in the region for half a century. Services were discontinued in the early 1950's. The community rallied to save the church and moved it to its present location where it was rededicated July 14, 1957. Between 1991 and 1995 it was restored with local donations and volunteer labor; once again opening it to the public.
Erected 1995 by Grub Gulch Chapter 41-49, E Clampus Vitus.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 20, 1786.
Location. 37° 20.124′ N, 119° 39.029′ W. Marker is in Oakhurst, California, in Madera County. Marker is on State Highway 41, 0.4 miles east of Road 426, on the left when traveling west. The marker and the church are located at the Oakhill Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 40128 California Highway 41, Oakhurst CA 93644, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured Giant Sequoia Cutting (approx. ¼ mile away); Highway 49 - The Golden Chain (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old French Trail (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fresno Flats Townsite (approx. 0.6 miles away); Oakhurst Centennial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Gold Rush Entertainment Lives On (approx. 1.9 miles away); Bissett Station (approx. 2.2 miles away); Madera Sugar Pine Flume (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oakhurst.
More about this marker. The original Christ Church building was moved from the intersection of Road 426 and Road 425B, where it had sat since 1894, to its current location in 1957.
Also see . . . Oakhurst. Historic Highway 49 website entry (Submitted on May 28, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2010, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. This page has been viewed 1,120 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 26, 2010, by Lester J Letson of Fresno, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.