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Magalia in Butte County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Lovelock

Square-Nail Town Smith

 
 
Lovelock Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, November 16, 2012
1. Lovelock Marker
Inscription.  Named for George Lovelock, born in Wales in 1824, emigrated to California in 1850. George Lovelock settled in Butte County in 1851 and began a successful business in Butte Creek Canyon before moving not far from this present site to establish a ranch and lumber mill. Following business reversals in 1861 George Lovelock left Butte County and moved to Nevada and established the town of Lovelock, Nevada.
 
Erected by E Clampus Vitus, Pair-o Dice Chapter No. 7-11.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1824.
 
Location. 39° 53.491′ N, 121° 34.654′ W. Marker is in Magalia, California, in Butte County. Marker is on Skyway Highway near Lovelock Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16115 Skyway Highway, Magalia CA 95954, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stirling City (approx. 2.8 miles away); Magalia Community Church / The Magalia Schoolhouse Bell (approx. 5.8 miles away);
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Dogtown (approx. 5.8 miles away); The Dogtown Nugget (approx. 6.1 miles away); 14 Mile House (approx. 6.8 miles away); Inskip Hotel (approx. 7.1 miles away); Centerville Cemetery (approx. 7.3 miles away); Centerville School (approx. 8.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Magalia.
 
Also see . . .  George Lovelock - Find A Grave. George Lovelock burial site at the Lone Mountain Cemetery in Lovelock, Nevada.
Lovelock built the second house in Oroville and his son Thomas was the first child born in the town. In 1852 he built a little store on Butte Creek and a town sprung up which is still named Lovelock for the founder. (Submitted on December 9, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Lovelock Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, November 16, 2012
2. Lovelock Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 9, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 799 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 9, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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