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Elk Grove in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Old Elk Grove

“Just West of This Point”

 
 
Old Elk Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 17, 2009
1. Old Elk Grove Marker
Inscription.  Started at James Hall’s Hotel in 1850 (an outstanding brick building destroyed by the freeway) on Upper Stockton Road and moved a mile north to James Buckner’s Ranch a few years later. The town moved to its present site on the railroad in the 1870’s.
 
Erected 1968 by New Helvetia Chapter No. 5, E. Clampus Vitus, March 9, 1968.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable PlacesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
 
Location. 38° 23.774′ N, 121° 22.768′ W. Marker is in Elk Grove, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is on East Stockton Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located at the entrance to the parking area for the Elk Grove Hotel and Stage Stop Museum, adjacent to the west entrance to the Elk Grove Community Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9941 East Stockton Boulevard, Elk Grove CA 95624, 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. The Lincoln Highway (within shouting distance of this marker);
Old Elk Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 17, 2009
2. Old Elk Grove Marker
The large brick building in the background is The Elk Grove Hotel and Stage Stop. Currently the Elk Grove Historical Society Museum.
Rhoads School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Elitha Cumi Donner - Wilder (approx. 0.9 miles away); Independent Order of Odd Fellows (approx. 1.2 miles away); Hasman Building/General Store (approx. 1.2 miles away); Site of the First County Free Library Branch in California (approx. 1.3 miles away); Murphy’s Corral (approx. 2 miles away); Alexander Hamilton Willard (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elk Grove.
 
Additional keywords. Gold Rush
 
Elk Grove Hotel and Stage Stop Museum image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 17, 2009
3. Elk Grove Hotel and Stage Stop Museum
Elk Grove Hotel and Stage Stop Museum - Elk Grove House image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 17, 2009
4. Elk Grove Hotel and Stage Stop Museum - Elk Grove House
An Additional Marker Located at this Site image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 17, 2009
5. An Additional Marker Located at this Site
This plaque is dedicated to Guy G. Foulks, a grandson of the pioneer Euphemia Foulks. A widow, who with her five children settled in this community in 1853. In recognition of his many years of service to Elk Grove Parlor 41 and to the Grand Parlor, Native Sons of the Golden West.

Elk Grove Parlor 41 N.S.G.W. and Liberty Parlor 213 N.D.G.W. Dedicated by Grand President Walton P. Rego.
October 2, 1965
Wide View of Second Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 17, 2009
6. Wide View of Second Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 17, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,442 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on July 30, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 17, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   5, 6. submitted on April 21, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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