Chaplain Walter Colton, U.S.N., 1787-1851

Chaplain Walter Colton, U.S.N., 1787-1851 (HM1712)

Location: Monterey, CA 93940 Monterey County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 35.867', W 121° 53.839'

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This hall started in 1847, completed in 1848,
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Chaplain Walter Colton, U.S.N., 1787-1851

Congregational Minister, historian, author, and editor, who served as alcalde at Monterey from 28 July 1846 to 1 October 1848. On 15 August 1846, in partnership with Robert Semple, Colton established California's first newspaper, "The Californian;" he impaneled the first U.S. jury ever to be summoned in this state on 4 September 1848, and in 1847 was appointed judge of the U.S. Court of Admiralty.

"The American people love valor, but they love religion also. They will confer their highest honors only on him who combines them both." Colton

This plaque was presented to the City of Monterey by the U.S. Navy on the 180th anniversary of the Navy Chaplain Corps, 28 November 1955.
HM NumberHM1712
Year Placed1955
Placed ByU.S. Navy Chaplain Corps
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Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 9:11pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 598628 N 4050820
Decimal Degrees36.59778333, -121.89731667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 35.867', W 121° 53.839'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 35' 52.02" N, 121° 53' 50.34" W
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Area Code(s)408, 831
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 599 Pierce St, Monterey CA 93940, US
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