“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Georgetown in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Georgetown School

Georgetown School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dave Geschke, Auburn Parlor NSGW
1. Georgetown School Marker
Inscription.  Education for children on the Georgetown Divide began with home schools for a few gold miner families in the early 1850s. The first permanent school was established in 1854, on School Street. It was replaced in 1890 by a two-story school house on Harkness Hill, at a cost of $4,000. That school building was used until 1948 when a more modern structure was built in the same location. The school continued to grow as the unique, rural population expanded. Georgetown School has educated the children of the Georgetown Divide continuously from 1854 to the present.
Erected 2010 by Native Sons of the Golden West, James L. Shadle, Grand President. (Marker Number 2010-04.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
Location. 38° 54.522′ N, 120° 49.981′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, California, in El Dorado County. Marker can be reached from Wentworth Springs Road. The school is down a
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very long driveway from Wentworth Springs Road, but it is actually at the intersection of B and Harkness Streets. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6530 Wentworth Springs 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. Georgia Slide (approx. 0.2 miles away); Georgetown Community United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The American Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away); American River Inn (approx. 0.3 miles away); Georgetown - Pride of the Sierra / Growlersburg / E Clampus Vitus (approx. 0.3 miles away); Growlersburg Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9241 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Georgetown Blues (approx. 0.3 miles away); Miners Club (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
More about this marker. The marker is next to the front door of the main building.
Georgetown School image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dave Geschke, Auburn Parlor NSGW
2. Georgetown School
Marker is to the left of the doors.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 17, 2016, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 297 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 17, 2016, by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 1, 2023