Georgetown (HM13BF)

Location: Georgetown, CA 95634 El Dorado County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 54.397', W 120° 50.336'

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Founded August 7, 1849 by George Phipps and party. Nicknamed Growlersburg from the heavy nuggets that "growled" in the miners' pans. Georgetown was the hub of an immensely rich gold area. After the disastrous fire of 1852 the old town was moved from the canyon in lower Main Street to its present site. Unique in early day planning, Main Street was laid out 100 feet wide and side streets 60 feet. Population was 3,000 in 1854 - 56.
HM NumberHM13BF
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Marker Number484
Year Placed1951
Placed ByCalifornia Centennials Commission, Base by Georgetown Divide Rotary Club. Dedicated October 20, 1951 by Georgetown Divide Rotary Club and James W. Marshall Chapter, E Clampus Vitus
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Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 7:27pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 687385 N 4308633
Decimal Degrees38.90661667, -120.83893333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 54.397', W 120° 50.336'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 54' 23.82" N, 120° 50' 20.16" W
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Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6281 Main St, Georgetown CA 95634, US
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