“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Camptonville in Yuba County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Capt. Brown House

Capt. Brown House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 19, 2011
1. Capt. Brown House Marker
Inscription.  This 1854 A.J. Downing designed "Carpenters Gothic" is among the earliest such wood frame structures in the state. Built by Josiah Prentiss Brown, miner, 49er, local banker, multi-term state legislator and Commander of the Yuba Light Infantry, Co. E, 1st Batt., 4th Brgd. Ca. Nat. Guard with 80 members and local armory. Commissioned by Gen. J.C. Fremont and "familiarly known throughout Northern California as Captain Brown", with 20 years service became the longest standing officer in the Guard. Initiated into ECV May 19th, 1856.
Erected 2010 by Wm. Bull Meek - Wm. Morris Stewart Chapter No. 10, E Clampus Vitus.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsGovernment & PoliticsIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
Location. 39° 27.169′ N, 121° 2.846′ W. Marker is in Camptonville, California, in Yuba County. Marker is on Cleveland Avenue east of School
Capt. Brown House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 19, 2011
2. Capt. Brown House and Marker
Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15600 Cleveland Avenue, Camptonville CA 95922, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mountain Range Lodge No. 18, F. & A. M. (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Bull Meek (about 700 feet away); Acton Meek Cleveland (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert Campton (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Bull Meek / ECV Redivivus-1932 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lester Allen Pelton (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oregon Creek Covered Bridge (approx. 4.3 miles away); Marysville to Virginia City in 32 Hours (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camptonville.
Regarding Capt. Brown House. This house is a private residence. Please respect their privacy.
Also see . . .  History of Yuba County California. In this 1879 publication the history of the Yuba Light Infantry is detailed along with a description of the town of Camptonville as recorded in 1879. (Submitted on January 20, 2011.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 707 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 19, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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