Georgetown in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
St. James Catholic Church
Dedicated May 1982 by Joseph Flynn, Supervisor
District Four, El Dorado County
H.S. Bliss • W.S. Butts • Gene Chappie • Ken Collins • Harold Krabbenhoff • Dan Mainwaring • Ted Maylone • Jim McNatt • Danno Raffetto • Mark A. Smith • Jack Warner
Erected 1982 by Jeepers Jamboree Committee.
Location. 38° 54.551′ N, 120° 51.053′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, California, in El Dorado County. Marker can be reached from Front Street just north of Georgetown Road (California Highway 193). Touch for map. The church building and marker are located at the eastern end of the shopping complex and is part of an antique store. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6075 Front Street, Georgetown CA 95634, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shannon Knox House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Balsar House / I.O.O.F Hall (approx. 0.7 miles away); Civil War Armory Wells Fargo Building (approx. 0.7 miles away); Georgetown Hotel (approx. 0.7 miles away); Georgetown Firehouse (approx. 0.7 miles away); Georgetown Volunteer Firemen (approx. 0.7 miles away); Chief Jack Anderson (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
Regarding St. James Catholic Church. The first Catholic Church burned in 1858. It was rebuilt and then burned again in the town fire of 1869. Itinerant priests conducted services in private homes until the old Armory building was converted into a church in 1881. A new church was finally built next to the Armory and was dedicated in November 1923. The chapel served for 50 years until a new church was built on Harkness Road.
Source: Georgetown Walking Tour Brochure
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 28, 2012, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 356 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 28, 2012, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.