Sacramento in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Charles A. “Charlie” King
1821 – 1857
—Actor – Comedian – Entrepreneur —
In 1853, Charley King formed a partnership with Messrs. Proctor, Venna and Mrs. Woodward and opened The Sacramento Theater in March. The house, not booked steadily and not a paying investment, survived only until August 5, 1854, when the final performance of “Mothers Trust” (California in 1849) was presented by a cast that included Charley King.
Charley King died in Sonora, California, on February 5, 1857, at the young age of 36 years. His remains were brought back to Sacramento for final internment here in the City Cemetery. A handsome marble headstone, long since disappeared, was placed at the burial site. Set in marble was said to have been a very correct likeness of King. The inscription on the stone read:
Location. 38° 33.786′ N, 121° 29.946′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Touch for map. Marker and Gravesite are located at the Sacramento City Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Broadway, Sacramento CA 95818, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edmonds Field (within shouting distance of this marker); The G.A.R. Memorial Plot (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fireman’s Plot (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sacramento Volunteer Fire Department (about 300 feet away); John Bigler (about 400 feet away); Charles Duncombe, M.D. (1787 – 1862) (about 400 feet away); Newton Booth (about 500 feet away); General George Wright (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
Also see . . . Online Archive of California: Advertisment for Sacramento Theater. (Submitted on December 1, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 1, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,027 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 1, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.