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

Mariposa County Courthouse

 
 
Mariposa County Court House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mia Kostouros, June 5, 2011
1. Mariposa County Court House Marker
Inscription. This mortise and tenon Greek Revival courthouse, erected in 1854, is California’s oldest court of law and has served continuously as the seat of county government since 1854. During the 19th century landmark mining cases setting legal precedent were tried here and much United States mining law is based on decisions emanating from this historic courthouse.
 
Erected 1976 by California State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with Mariposa County Bicentennial. (Marker Number 670.)
 
Location. 37° 29.328′ N, 119° 58.032′ W. Marker is in Mariposa, California, in Mariposa County. Marker is on Bullion Street south of 10th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5088 Bullion Street, Mariposa CA 95338, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mariposa County Court House (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Mariposa County Court House (a few steps from this marker); A Shrine to Justice in California (within shouting distance of this marker); Mariposa Museum and History Center (approx. 0.2 miles
Mariposa County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2011
2. Mariposa County Courthouse Marker
Marker on the base of this monument states, "This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior."
away); Mariposa Independent Order Odd Fellows Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fremont Adobe (approx. 0.3 miles away); Schlageter Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mariposa County’s Old Stone Jail (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mariposa.
 
Also see . . .  Superior Court of California, County of Mariposa. Several additional pages on the history of the Mariposa County Courthouse may be accessed from this page. (Submitted on September 1, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
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Mariposa County Courthouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2011
3. Mariposa County Courthouse and Marker
Mariposa County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 19, 2011
4. Mariposa County Courthouse
There are three markers on the Courthouse lawn. This marker is in the foreground, to the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 573 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 21, 2014, by Mia Kostouros of Los Banos, California.   2, 3, 4. submitted on September 1, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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