“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Yountville, California

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Location of Yountville, California
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1California (Napa County), Yountville — Battle of Seven Pines Memorial
In Memory of
The Battle of Seven Pines
Fought May 30 1862
Presented By Seven Pines Circle No. 3
Ladies of the G.A.R.
 Map (db m91318) WM
2California (Napa County), Yountville — Cal 100
Dedicated to the honor of the men who were mustered in San Francisco to serve in the companies A, E, F, L, and M of the 2nd Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry, 1862-1865. Dedicated by Company A, “The California 100" re-enactors . . . Map (db m54755) HM
3California (Napa County), Yountville — Flags over California in 1870
In 1870, the year in which the Groezinger Winery (now Vintage 1870) was built, these flags: the California Bear flag (note how much more primitive in design it is in contrast with the present day version) and the American flag (then with 37 stars) . . . Map (db m103540) HM
4California (Napa County), Yountville — George Yount's Millstones
George Yount, American frontiersman, was born in North Carolina in 1794. When he was 10 years old Yount moved with his family to Missouri and in 1831 he came to California. Yount received a large tract of land in the Napa Valley from the Mexican . . . Map (db m103536) HM
5California (Napa County), Yountville — Good Indian Go Big HillBad Indian Go Bad Place
Interred in this spot are the ashes of the Wappo village Kaymus (Caymus) Indian Tribe, who in the American Period were known as the George C. Yount Indians. This tribe cremated their dead and all their articles, usually on a pyre or in a sweat . . . Map (db m16578) HM
6California (Napa County), Yountville — 693 — Grave of George C. Yount
George Calvert Yount (1794-1865) was the first United States citizen to be ceded a Spanish land grant in Napa Valley (1836). Skilled hunter, frontiersman, craftsman and farmer, he was the true embodiment of all the finest qualities of an advancing . . . Map (db m18632) HM
7California (Napa County), Yountville — Groezinger WineryVintage 1870
This winery, once known as one of the finest cellars in the State, was erected by Mr. G. Groezinger in 1870. The winery stands on part of the original land grant made to Salvador Vallejo by the government of Mexico in 1838. Vintner Groezinger . . . Map (db m103539) HM
8California (Napa County), Yountville — Map of Groezinger's Addition
On March 7, 1874, the map of Groeziner's addition to Yountville was filed and recorded. This plaque is on a portion of "the lot plotted by G. Groezinger as a flower garden." Therefore it is dedicated in his memory. Yountville Firemen's Auxiliary . . . Map (db m103537) HM
9California (Napa County), Yountville — Napa P.O.W. Camp
Napa P.O.W. Camp At the request of Great Britain, over 700 POW camps were built within the USA to help alleviate the overcrowding of British camps. On August 14, 1945, three months after Germany surrendered and the day before Japan surrendered, . . . Map (db m98282) HM
10California (Napa County), Yountville — 564 — Site of Yount’s Blockhouse
In this vicinity stood the log blockhouse constructed in 1836 by George Calvert Yount, pioneer settler in Napa County. Nearby was his adobe house in 1837. And across the bridge his grist and saw mills, erected before 1845. Born in North Carolina in . . . Map (db m18737) HM
11California (Napa County), Yountville — The Pioneer Christian Church Bell
This bell cast in 1848, hung from 1854 until 1896 in the Pioneer Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). On demolition of the church, the bell was rescued by Senator C.L. LaRue. Presented by the Ellis McLanahan family, In the interest of local . . . Map (db m49553) HM
12California (Napa County), Yountville — 828 — Veterans Home of California
Established in 1884 by Mexican War Veterans and members of the Grand Army of the Republic who recognized the need for a home for California’s aged and disabled veterans. In January 1897 the Veterans Home Association deeded the home and its 910 acres . . . Map (db m18743) HM
13California (Napa County), Yountville — Veterans Home of California
On Oct. 25, 1882, the Veterans Home of California Association purchased 910 Acres in Yountville for $17,750. On this site the first building was erected. Opened April 1, 1884 for Civil and Mexican War veterans. By July 1, 1889, the Home . . . Map (db m144263) HM
14California (Napa County), Yountville — Yountville
Yount town site was established by George C. Yount in 1855 at the southern boundary of his Rancho Caymus encompassing Madison Street and the area north thereof. The original site contained four full and two partial blocks including six streets: . . . Map (db m54575) HM
15California (Napa County), Yountville — Yountville Community Hall
Built in 1926 on land donated to the Catholic archbishop by the DeBenadetti Family. The hall opened April 17, 1926 and soon became the focal point of social life throughout the Valley. In 1956 use of the hall was restricted to church functions . . . Map (db m49365) HM
16California (Napa County), Yountville — Yountville's First Fire House
On this site in April, 1929, the County of Napa built Yountville's first fire house, with Homer Douglas serving as volunteer fire chief and Silvio Tonascia as assistant fire chief. The county provided a 1929 Fageol fire truck to be used by the . . . Map (db m49605) HM
Apr. 17, 2021