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Georgetown in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Shannon Knox House

 
 
Shannon Knox House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 24, 2012
1. Shannon Knox House Marker
Inscription.
Oldest Residence in Georgetown
Built in the late Spring and Summer
of 1854

 
Erected 1977 by Growlersburg Chapter 86, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 38° 54.325′ N, 120° 50.412′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, California, in El Dorado County. Marker is at the intersection of Georgetown Road (State Highway 193) and Lower Main Street, on the right when traveling east on Georgetown Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6323 Georgetown Road, Georgetown CA 95634, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Balsar House / I.O.O.F Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Armory (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Georgetown Hotel (about 400 feet away); Wells Fargo Building (about 400 feet away); Georgetown Firehouse (about 600 feet away); Georgetown Volunteer Firemen (about 600 feet away); Chief Jack Anderson (about 600 feet away); Georgetown (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Regarding Shannon Knox House. The Shannon Knox House is the oldest
Shannon Knox House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 24, 2012
2. Shannon Knox House Marker
surviving building in Georgetown. It was built by skilled carpenter Shannon Knox in early 1852 for his family. Their first family home was a crude log cabin. This house was built after the cabin burned in the 1852 fire.
The lumber used in the outside walls was two feet wide, without a knot. The inside stair rail and downstairs parlor arch and sliding doors were shipped from the East Coast.
After Shannon died, his brother Milo, and then Milo's widow, Georgia Hotchkiss Knox, lived in the house until 1938. Since then the building passed through several owners and went through a restoration in 1976.
Source: Georgetown Walking Tour Brochure
 
Also see . . .  The Georgetown Divide. Scroll down to "Pioneers of the Divide - The Story of Shannon Knox". (Submitted on April 28, 2012.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Shannon Knox House image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 24, 2012
3. Shannon Knox House
Shannon Knox House image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, April 24, 2012
4. Shannon Knox House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 24, 2012, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 605 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on April 24, 2012, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 24, 2012, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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