Near Quincy in Plumas County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Pioneers of Plumas County
Founders of Elizabethtown
Elizabeth Stark Blakesley
for whom this town was named
Erected 1927 by Native Daughters of the Golden West, Plumas Pioneer Parlor No. 219; Native Sons of the Golden West, Quincy Parlor No. 131. (Marker Number CHL 231.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
Location. 39° 57.83′ N, 120° 57.425′ W. Marker is near Quincy, California, in Plumas County. Marker can be reached from Purdy Lane. Touch for map. This marker is on private property. Follow Purdy Lane to the turnaround at the end and park. Take the walking trail as directed. Marker is at or near this postal address: 40950 Purdy Lane, Quincy CA 95971, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Feather Publishing Co. (approx. 1.9 miles away); Forest Stationers (approx. 1.9 miles away); Plumas County Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Plumas Club (approx. 1.9 miles World War Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); Arthur W. Keddie (approx. 2 miles away); Plumas Lodge No. 60 F&AM (was approx. 2 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Goodwin Law Office (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quincy.
More about this marker. Tate's Ravine was named in the spring of 1852, when Alex and Frank Tate discovered gold there. Lewis Stark and his family came across the plains to settle here in September 1852. A very rich mine was opened up and the place grew in population. Soon the miners wanted a new name for the settlement, so they called it Elizabethtown in honor of Stark's daughter, the village's only unmarried woman.
From the California Office of Historic Preservation.
Also see . . . Elizabethtown - Wikipedia. Elizabethtown, California was a California Gold Rush town that began in 1852 in Plumas County, California. It was named after the only unmarried woman in the miners camp called Elizabeth Stark Blakesley. (Submitted on June 20, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 20, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 360 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 20, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.