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Near Le Grand in Merced County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

The Old Millerton Road Crossed Here

 
 
The Old Millerton Road Crossed Here Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 6, 2006
1. The Old Millerton Road Crossed Here Marker
Inscription. From Stockton to Los Angeles via Millerton where the Friant Dam now is, was the first, and for many years the main road used by goldseekers and settlers. The route followed the edge of the hills to be near the mines and to provide a firm roadbed in wet weather and narrow river crossings.

Much of the old road was abandoned when the advent of railroads changed the route of travel but its east line between Phillip's Old Toll Ferry on the Merced and Newton's, on the Chowchilla, as traveled in the year 1864, remains the official boundary line between Merced and Mariposa Counties.
 
Location. 37° 20.468′ N, 120° 13.259′ W. Marker is near Le Grand, California, in Merced County. Marker is on Yosemite Highway (California Route 140) 2 miles east of North Cunningham Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is at the Merced and Mariposa County lines. Marker is in this post office area: Le Grand CA 95333, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Indian Gulch (approx. 6.9 miles away); Cathey's Valley (approx. 10 miles away); Catheys Valley Schoolhouse (approx. 10 miles away); Hornitos Masonic Hall No. 98
Looking south across State Route 140 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 6, 2006
2. Looking south across State Route 140
(approx. 11.1 miles away); Hornitos Masonic Hall (approx. 11.1 miles away); D. Ghirardelli & Co. (approx. 11.2 miles away); Old Wells Fargo Office (approx. 11.2 miles away); Hornitos (approx. 11.2 miles away).
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
The Old Millerton Road north of State Route 140 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 6, 2006
3. The Old Millerton Road north of State Route 140
The road follows the county line between
Merced County and Mariposa County
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 24, 2012, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 392 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 24, 2012, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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