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Near North Columbia in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

St. Columncille's Church

 
 
St. Columncille's Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 3, 2011
1. St. Columncille's Church Marker
Inscription.  St. Columncille’s Catholic Church, formerly the Bridgeport Union Guard Hall, was used in 1860 to train men for the Civil War under Capt. Frank Coffey of French Corral.

In 1880 it was purchased as a house of worship for the Catholics of the ridge towns.

In 1969 it was purchased by Babe Pinaglia and given to the park.

It is located on the site of the Catholic Church that once served the miners of North Bloomfield.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1860.
 
Location. 39° 22.024′ N, 120° 54.288′ W. Marker is near North Columbia, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on North Bloomfield Road. St. Columncille's Church is located on North Bloomfield Road at the western edge of North Bloomfield. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23457 North Bloomfield Road, Nevada City CA 95959, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. North Bloomfield School (within shouting distance of this marker); Humbug/North Bloomfield Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line);
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Malakoff Diggins Clampicnic Area (approx. ¼ mile away); Giant (approx. ¼ mile away); North Bloomfield Mining and Gravel Company (approx. half a mile away); Alvin Stevens Trivelpiece (approx. half a mile away); Shoot (Chute) Hill (approx. 0.6 miles away); North Bloomfield Drain Tunnel (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Columbia.
 
More about this marker. The church and marker are located at the Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park which is approximately 22 miles north of Nevada City off of State Highway 49.
 
Also see . . .  North Bloomfield, St, Columncille's Catholic Church. (Submitted on June 22, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
 
St. Columncille's Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 3, 2011
2. St. Columncille's Church
The marker is located to the left of the entrance door.
St. Columncille's Church - Rear of Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 3, 2011
3. St. Columncille's Church - Rear of Building
St. Columncille's Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 3, 2011
4. St. Columncille's Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 645 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 22, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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