Georgetown in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Shannon Knox House
Built in the late Spring and Summer
Erected 1977 by Growlersburg Chapter 86, E Clampus Vitus.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
Location. 38° 54.325′ N, 120° 50.412′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgetown Road (State Highway 193) and Lower Main Street, on the right when traveling east on Georgetown Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6323 Georgetown Road, Georgetown CA 95634, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Balsar House / I.O.O.F Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Armory (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wells Fargo Building (about 400 feet away); Georgetown Hotel (about 400 feet away); Jonathan Davis (about 400 feet away); Georgetown Firehouse Georgetown (about 600 feet away); Georgetown Volunteer Firemen (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
Regarding Shannon Knox House. The Shannon Knox House is the oldest surviving building in Georgetown. It was built by skilled carpenter Shannon Knox in early 1852 for his family. Their first family home was a crude log cabin. This house was built after the cabin burned in the 1852 fire.
The lumber used in the outside walls was two feet wide, without a knot. The inside stair rail and downstairs parlor arch and sliding doors were shipped from the East Coast.
After Shannon died, his brother Milo, and then Milo's widow, Georgia Hotchkiss Knox, lived in the house until 1938. Since then the building passed through several owners and went through a restoration in 1976.
Source: Georgetown Walking Tour Brochure
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