Grass Valley in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
N. C. N. G. R. R.
(Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad)
Erected 1977 by Wm. Bull Meek – Wm. Morris Stewart No. 10, E Clampus Vitus, Nevada City.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1942.
Location. 39° 13.016′ N, 121° 3.41′ W. Marker is in Grass Valley, California, in Nevada County. Marker is at the intersection of Bennett Street and Kidder Street, on the left when traveling east on Bennett Street. Marker is located on the northeast corner. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Bennett Street, Grass Valley CA 95945, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Columbiad Cannon – 1850 (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chinatown, Grass Valley (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Old Post Office (approx. 0.3 miles away); Washington Brewery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Three Stamp Mill from the Red Ledge Mine (approx. 0.3 miles away); Loutzenheiser Pharmacy Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Williams Stationery Store (approx. 0.3 miles away); Reliance Hose Company No. 3 (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grass Valley.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Click on “Click to map all markers shown on this page” to view marker placements from Nevada City to Colfax.
Also see . . .
1. Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad. Satellite views of the depot site showing building and route layouts. (Submitted on November 13, 2011.)
2. History of the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad. The company’s first President was John C. Coleman, president of the North Star Mine. Kidder, the builder, decided to settle down in Grass Valley, becoming the General Superintendent, and in 1884, became the second president. Upon his death in 1901, Kidder’s widow, Sarah, took over, (Submitted on November 13, 2011.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 13, 2011, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 955 times since then and 112 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on November 14, 2011, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.