Nevada City in Nevada County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Searls Law Oﬃce
Erected 1972 by Grand Parlor N.S.G.W. & Hydraulic Parlor No. 56 N.S.G.W. (Marker Number Nev.-0015.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
Location. 39° 15.817′ N, 121° 1.104′ W. Marker is in Nevada City, California, in Nevada County. Marker is on Church Street east of North Pine Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 214 Church Street, Nevada City CA 95959, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Nevada County Court House (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); North Pine & Commercial (within shouting distance of this marker); Masonry in the Gold County (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Brick Gothic Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Nevada Hose Co. No. 1 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kidd & Knox Building (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nevada City.
More about this marker. Marker and building are located across the street from the Nevada County Courthouse.
Regarding Searls Law Office. Niles Searls was one of the first residents of Nevada City and one of the earliest practitioners of the legal trade. Born in New York, Searls arrived in Nevada City with the rush of gold seekers in 1850 and was elected District Attorney in 1852. In 1855, Searls became Judge of the 14th Judicial District, where he served until 1862. In 1877, he was elected to the California State Senate, but was in office for only one session as his term was shortened due to the adoption of a new California Constitution. Searls is best remembered today for
Also see . . .
1. Nevada County Historical Society. History of the building and biography of the Searls Family is told on the Historical Society's website. (Submitted on February 17, 2011.)
2. Eight US Senators from Nevada City’s Early Days. An article written for The Union gives information on eight U.S. Senators that came from Nevada City. While in Washington D.C., William Morris Steward introduced Miles Searls to Abraham Lincoln, not knowing that later that night he would be at Lincoln’s bedside as he lay dying. (Submitted on February 17, 2011.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 17, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 457 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 17, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.