Colton Hall - Site of California's Original Constitution

Colton Hall - Site of California's Original Constitution (HM171L)

Location: Monterey, CA 93940 Monterey County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 35.865', W 121° 53.839'

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Forty-eight men of diverse education and cultural backgrounds from throughout California converged upon Monterey in September in 1849 to frame a constitutional government for California. Working together as Californians, they created this important cornerstone of government. The deliberations conducted in English and Spanish, took place in Colton Hall. On October 13, 1849, the delegates signed and submitted a state constitution to the people of California. It was ratified by popular vote on November, 13, 1849.

The 1849 Constitution was notable in that it featured articles on suffrage, women's property rights, prohibition of slavery, establishment of the state's eastern boundary, and specified that all laws and ordinances would be published in English and Spanish. On September 9, 1850, the Congress of the United States of America approved the constitution, making California the 31st state.
HM NumberHM171L
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series
Year Placed2010
Placed ByDaughters of the American Revolution, California State Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 7:09pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 598628 N 4050816
Decimal Degrees36.59775000, -121.89731667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 35.865', W 121° 53.839'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 35' 51.90" 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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