Centerville in Fresno County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Kings River - Centerville
Dedicated this 21st day of October 1979 by the Jim Savage Chapter 1852, E Clampus Vitus.
Erected 1979 by E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 23.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 36° 44.017′ N, 119° 29.85′ W. Marker is in Centerville, California, in Fresno County. Marker is on East Kings Canyon Road (State Highway 180) near South Rainbow Route, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located next to the historic IOOF (Oddfellows)
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sanger (approx. 4.1 miles away); William "Yank" Hazelton (approx. 5.1 miles away); Major James D. Savage (approx. 7½ miles away); Wagon Bridge (approx. 9.1 miles away); Choinumni (approx. 9.7 miles away); Poole's Ferry (approx. 10.6 miles away); Academy (approx. 10.9 miles away); Academy Methodist Church (approx. 11.1 miles away).
More about this marker. The old IOOF hall is now a private residence and the owners take pride in keeping up the area around the monument. A tour of the inside of their residence shows the old peepholes in doors used for identifying fraternal order members. A historic place itself.
Regarding Kings River - Centerville. A short drive down South Rainbow Route takes you to and old old church building erected in about 1853 that was one of the earliest churches in Fresno County. It was abandoned in 1961 and is in very bad shape.
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels •
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