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Copperopolis in Calaveras County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Congregational Church

 
 
Congregational Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 17, 2012
1. Congregational Church Marker
Inscription.  The church was purchased from J. M. Pike at a cost of 12,000 dollars and dedicated on June 23rd 1866 by the Rev. Mr. Beckwith of San Francisco. The first minister was the Rev. M. A. Starr; however, the church experienced a decline in membership due to the shutting down of the mines, and it was leased to the Presbyterian Church for several years. It was again used by the Congregational Church from 1874 – 1895. In 1903, the Mineral Lodge I. O. O. F. purchased the building and re-fitted the interior as a lodge hall. In 1939, the lodge donated the building to the community, resulting in the formation of the Copperopolis Community Center.
Placed on the National Register of Historic Places December 30, 1997
Dedicated through the efforts of Charles and Rhoda Stone

 
Erected 1998 by Calaveras County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionFraternal or Sororal Organizations.
 
Location. 37° 58.779′ N, 120° 38.325′ W. Marker
Congregational Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 17, 2012
2. Congregational Church and Marker
The marker is mounted on the side of the building just to the left of the large bush.
is in Copperopolis, California, in Calaveras County. Marker can be reached from Main Street half a mile south of California Highway 4, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 411 Main Street, Copperopolis CA 95228, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Copperopolis (within shouting distance of this marker); Calaveras Telephone (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Copperopolis (about 600 feet away); The Old Corner Saloon (about 700 feet away); The Copperopolis Bell and Cannon (approx. ¼ mile away); Black Bart at Funk Hill (approx. ¼ mile away); Copperopolis Park (approx. ¼ mile away); Thomas McCarty (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Copperopolis.
 
Congregational Church image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 17, 2012
3. Congregational Church
The I.O.O.F cornerstone can be seen on the ground to the left of the steps.
I.O.O.F. Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, June 17, 2012
4. I.O.O.F. Cornerstone
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 18, 2012, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 491 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 18, 2012, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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