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Camptonville in Yuba County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Acton Meek Cleveland

Aug. 4, 1900 - Nov. 12, 1989

 
 
Acton Meek Cleveland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 19, 2011
1. Acton Meek Cleveland Marker
Inscription. Grandson of William Bull Meek; like his illustrious grandfather, Acton Cleveland served Camptonville very well over his lifetime. He operated the Meek Mercantile Store, became a Judge of the District Court, was a Deputy County Assessor, Post Office Clerk, Operator of the Camptonville Water Service, Supervisor of the district county road crew, and was Master and Secretary of the Masonic Lodge. He was the first Noble Grand Humbug of the William Bull Meek Chapter of E Clampus Vitus when it was formed in 1938. Main street in Camptonville is named after him.
 
Erected 2010 by Wm. Bull Meek - Wm. Morris Stewart Chapter No. 10, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 27.12′ N, 121° 3.067′ W. Marker is in Camptonville, California, in Yuba County. Marker is on Cleveland Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located in a small town square at the entrance to the town. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15265 Cleveland Avenue, Camptonville CA 95922, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robert Campton (here, next to this marker); William Bull Meek / ECV Redivivus-1932
Acton Meek Cleveland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 19, 2011
2. Acton Meek Cleveland Marker
This marker is the lowest marker on this concrete marker base.
(here, next to this marker); Lester Allen Pelton (here, next to this marker); Mountain Range Lodge No. 18, F. & A. M. (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Bull Meek (approx. 0.2 miles away); Capt. Brown House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oregon Creek Covered Bridge (approx. 4.2 miles away); Marysville to Virginia City in 32 Hours (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camptonville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Excerpts from Reminiscences, by Acton M. Cleveland. In the 1960s Acton Cleveland began to write down some of his memories of family, his childhood, and the town itself. These are excerpts from his writings. (Submitted on January 20, 2011.) 

2. Acton Meek Cleveland. Acton Cleveland is buried at the Camptonville Cemetery. This Find-A-Grave posting shows a photo and includes additional information on his career. (Submitted on January 20, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Monument and Markers at the Entrance to Camptonville image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 19, 2011
3. Monument and Markers at the Entrance to Camptonville
Street Sign Across From Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 19, 2011
4. Street Sign Across From Marker
Cleveland Avenue
In honor of
Judge Acton M. Cleveland
Cleveland Avenue - The Main Street of Camptonville image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, January 18, 2011
5. Cleveland Avenue - The Main Street of Camptonville
Early Postcard Image of Main Street, Camptonville image. Click for full size.
6. Early Postcard Image of Main Street, Camptonville
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 20, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 466 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 20, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   6. submitted on December 23, 2011.
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