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Nevada City in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Nevada County Court House

History

 
 
Nevada County Court House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 13, 2011
1. Nevada County Court House Marker
Inscription. Nevada County organized out of Yuba County May 18, 1851. Wooden court house and log jail built on Broad Street 1851. The first court house on this site was erected in 1856. The building was damaged by fire in July of the same year and rebuilt. Destroyed by fire in 1863 and rebuilt in 1864. Remodeled and enlarged in 1900.
Modernized & Enlarged
1936 – 1937

George C. Sellon
Architect
Lindgren & Swinerton Inc.
Contractors
Robert Steger
Building Superintendent

 
Location. 39° 15.822′ N, 121° 1.107′ W. Marker is in Nevada City, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on Church Street north of Pine Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker and Board of Supervisors plaque are mounted on the front of the building flanking the entrance doors. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 Church Street, Nevada City CA 95959, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Searls Law Office (a few steps from this marker); First Brick Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Nevada City Public Library (within shouting distance of this marker);
Nevada County Court House Marker and Board of Supervisors Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 13, 2011
2. Nevada County Court House Marker and Board of Supervisors Plaque
Old Brick Gothic Building (within shouting distance of this marker); North Pine & Commercial (within shouting distance of this marker); Masonry in the Gold County (within shouting distance of this marker); Nevada Hose Co. No. 1 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nevada County Traction Company (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nevada City.
 
Also see . . .  A Brief History of Nevada County. Prior to its creation Nevada County had been part of Yuba County. The population growth following the gold rush of 1849-50 plus the distance of the courts for trial of important criminal and civil business, resulted in the move for a separate county organization and in 1851 Nevada County was formed. (Submitted on February 15, 2011.) 
 
Categories. GovernmentNotable Buildings
 
Board of Supervisors - 1937 image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 13, 2011
3. Board of Supervisors - 1937
E. B. Dudley
Chairman
C.S. Arbogast Frank J. Rowe Joseph A. Frank Alex Robertson
R. N. McCormack
Clerk
Nevada County Court House image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 13, 2011
4. Nevada County Court House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 15, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 544 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 15, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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