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Yountville in Napa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Site of Yount’s Blockhouse

 
 
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By Syd Whittle, April 26, 2009
1. Site of Yount’s Blockhouse Marker
Inscription. In this vicinity stood the log blockhouse constructed in 1836 by George Calvert Yount, pioneer settler in Napa County. Nearby was his adobe house in 1837. And across the bridge his grist and saw mills, erected before 1845. Born in North Carolina in 1794, Yount was a trapper, rancher, and miller, and grantee of the Ranchos Caymus and LaJota. He died at Yountville in 1865.
CALIFORNIA REGISTERED HISTORICAL LANDMARK No.564
Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Napa County Historical Society, June 26, 1958.

 
Erected 1958 by California State Park Commission and the Napa County Historical Society, June 26, 1958. (Marker Number 564.)
 
Location. 38° 25.271′ N, 122° 22.192′ W. Marker is in Yountville, California, in Napa County. Marker is at the intersection of Yount Mill Road and Cook Road, on the right when traveling north on Yount Mill Road. Touch for map. Marker is one mile north of the Town of Yountville. Marker is in this post office area: Yountville CA 94599, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Good Indian Go Big Hill ( approx. 0.8 miles away); Grave of George C. Yount (
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By Syd Whittle, April 26, 2009
2. Site of Yount’s Blockhouse Marker
approx. 0.9 miles away); The Pioneer Christian Church Bell ( approx. one mile away); Yountville's First Fire House ( approx. 1.2 miles away); Yountville ( approx. 1.3 miles away); Flags over California in 1870 ( approx. 1.4 miles away); Groezinger Winery ( approx. 1.4 miles away); Yountville Community Hall ( approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yountville.
 
Regarding Site of Yount’s Blockhouse. This site was designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.564 on December 31,1956.
 
Also see . . .  Biography of George Yount. (Submitted on May 8, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
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By Syd Whittle
3. Marker and Grave of George C. Yount
This site has been designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.
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4. George C. Yount
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 8, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,125 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 8, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   3, 4. submitted on May 4, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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