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Placerville in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Methodist Episcopal Church

 
 
Methodist Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 30, 2005
1. Methodist Episcopal Church Marker
Inscription. Erected in 1851, Oldest church building in El Dorado County. It originally stood on the corner of Cedar Ravine and Main Street. The Ponderosa Pine beams are hand hewn. First church bell was purchased from the sailing ship “Staffordshire.” Restored by public contribution.
 
Erected 1961 by Rededicated July 13, 1996. Plaque Donated by The El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce.
 
Location. 38° 43.668′ N, 120° 47.667′ W. Marker is in Placerville, California, in El Dorado County. Marker can be reached from Thompson Way. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1031 Thompson Way, Placerville CA 95667, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Druid Monument (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Upper Central House (about 700 feet away); J. Wonderly House / N.C. Fassett Groceries & Provisions / Burn & McBride / Lofty Louís Yarn Shop (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Mohler Studebaker (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Old Vetís Building (approx. ľ mile away); Fountain and Tallman Soda Works (approx. ľ mile away); Placerville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Thomas Maul (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Placerville.
 
Regarding Methodist Episcopal Church.
Methodist Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 30, 2005
2. Methodist Episcopal Church
This church was relocated to this site, next to a small cemetery, from its original site at Cedar Ravine and Main Streets.

This site is California Registered Historical Landmark (No. 767).
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.LandmarksNotable BuildingsNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
Vintage Postcard of M.E. Church image. Click for full size.
By Eastman's Studio, Susanville, Ca
3. Vintage Postcard of M.E. Church
Description on the postcard reads: "This is the oldest church building in El Dorado County. It was built in 1851 using hand hewn Ponderosa Pine timbers and a bell purchased from the sailing ship Stafford"
Note the original 1961 historical marker to the right in this photograph.
Vintage Postcard of M.E. Church at its Cedar Ravine-Main Street Location image. Click for full size.
Merle Porter, Published by Royal Pictures, Colton Ca.
4. Vintage Postcard of M.E. Church at its Cedar Ravine-Main Street Location
This building is the oldest church in El Dorado County. Built in 1851 by the Methodist. The lumber used in the frame work was shipped around the horn and brought by freight train...M.P.
Small Cemetery Next toThe Church image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, October 30, 2005
5. Small Cemetery Next toThe Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,625 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 4, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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