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Chaplain Walter Colton, U.S.N., 1787-1851

 
 
Chaplain Walter Colton, U.S.N., 1787-1851 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 12, 2013
1. Chaplain Walter Colton, U.S.N., 1787-1851 Marker
Inscription.  
This hall started in 1847, completed in 1848,
was named after its builder

Chaplain Walter Colton, U.S.N., 1787-1851

Congregational Minister, historian, author, and editor, who served as alcalde at Monterey from 28 July 1846 to 1 October 1848. On 15 August 1846, in partnership with Robert Semple, Colton established California’s first newspaper, “The Californian;” he impaneled the first U.S. jury ever to be summoned in this state on 4 September 1848, and in 1847 was appointed judge of the U.S. Court of Admiralty.

“The American people love valor, but they love religion also. They will confer their highest honors only on him who combines them both.” Colton

This plaque was presented to the City of Monterey by the U.S. Navy on the 180th anniversary of the Navy Chaplain Corps, 28 November 1955.

 
Erected 1955 by U.S. Navy Chaplain Corps.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionCommunicationsGovernment & PoliticsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is July 28, 1846.
 
Location.
Chaplain Walter Colton, U.S.N., 1787-1851 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, February 12, 2013
2. Chaplain Walter Colton, U.S.N., 1787-1851 Marker
Colton Hall is in the background.
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36° 35.867′ N, 121° 53.839′ W. Marker is in Monterey, California, in Monterey County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Pierce Street and King Street. This marker is located in the gardens to the right of the rear entrance to Colton Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 599 Pierce Street, Monterey CA 93940, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colton Hall – Site of California’s Original Constitution (here, next to this marker); The Great Seal of the State of California (here, next to this marker); Monterey History Time Line (a few steps from this marker); Gordon House (within shouting distance of this marker); Colton Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Moon Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Monterey Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Colton Hall (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monterey.
 
More about this marker. The address of Colton Hall is 570 Pacific Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 6, 2019. It was originally submitted on February 15, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 378 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 15, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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