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

Hamilton

1851 – 1853

 
 
Hamilton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 8, 2013
1. Hamilton Marker
Inscription.  
Erected by
Argonaut Parlor No. 8
Native Sons of the Golden West
and
Butte County Board of Supervisors
to designate the site of the first
county seat of Butte County.
Hamilton
1851 – 1853
Site of Court House was 600 yds. East
of this point.

 
Erected 1918 by Native Sons of the Golden West, Argonaut Parlor No. 8 & Butte County Board of Supervisors.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesGovernment & PoliticsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1851.
 
Location. 39° 27.235′ N, 121° 38.837′ W. Marker is in Thermalito, California, in Butte County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Larkin Road and East Hamilton Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4190 Larkin Road, Biggs CA 95917, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oroville Chinese Cemetery
Hamilton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 8, 2013
2. Hamilton Marker
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(approx. 4.6 miles away); Deputy Sheriff Randal Eugene Jennings (approx. 4.7 miles away); Oroville Cemetery (approx. 4.9 miles away); Jewish Cemetery (approx. 5.3 miles away); Chinese Temple (approx. 6.2 miles away); Oroville Carnegie Library (approx. 6.2 miles away); Oroville Municipal Airport (approx. 6.3 miles away); Butte County Court House at Oroville (approx. 6.3 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Access to the Hamilton Cemetery is difficult. Park your car at the intersection of Larkin and East Hamilton Roads. From there it is a cross-country trek to the cemetery, which is obscured by the treeline. Do not enter the cemetery grounds.

Although dated 1917, the Grizzly Bear magazine indicates that the monument was erected, at best, in December of that year. Page 5 of the December 1917 edition only mentions that the correct dates had been determined. Completion was not recorded until March 1918 (p5) and the June 1918 edition (p17) records the dedication date as May 5, 1918.
 
The Hamilton Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 8, 2013
3. The Hamilton Cemetery
Article About Dedication image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James King
4. Article About Dedication
Grizzly Bear, June 1918, p17
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 10, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 621 times since then and 53 times this year. Last updated on July 12, 2016, by James King of San Miguel, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 10, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.   4. submitted on July 12, 2016, by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 4, 2022