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

Edwards House

 
 
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By Denise Boose, February 12, 2009
1. Edwards House Marker
Inscription. Thomas Edwards came to the Owens Valley in 1863, acquired land and founded the township of Independence. He built this house in 1865. It is the oldest house in Inyo County.
 
Erected 1984 by Slim Princess Chapter 395 E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 36° 48.131′ N, 118° 12.003′ W. Marker is in Independence, California, in Inyo County. Marker is on West Market Street west of Three Flags Highway (U.S. 395), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located west of the Post Office. Marker is in this post office area: Independence CA 93526, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Putnamís Stone Cabin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Inyo County Courthouse (about 500 feet away); Mary Austinís Home (about 600 feet away); Engine #18 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Camp Independence (approx. 2.5 miles away); Kearsarge Station (approx. 4.6 miles away); Sacred Space (approx. 5.7 miles away); Legacy (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Independence.
 
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Edwards House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 12, 2009
2. Edwards House Marker
Thomas Edwards built the little white "salt-box" house on Market Street, just west of the U. S. Post Office about 1863. (Submitted on February 1, 2012.) 
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
Edwards House image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, February 12, 2009
3. Edwards House
Edwards House image. Click for full size.
4. Edwards House
Photograph on display at the Eastern California Museum in Independence, Ca on 155 N. Grant Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 1, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 668 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 1, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California.   4. submitted on April 27, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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