Jacob Markley

Jacob Markley (HM26R3)

Location: Markleeville, CA 96120 Alpine County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 41.628', W 119° 46.721'

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On September 12, 1861, Jacob Markley staked out a land claim of 160 acres, a parcel that included this site. Markley erected a 16 by 20 foot log cabin somewhere near this plaque, covering it with shakes made from local Sugar Pine. He also built a bridge over nearby Markleeville Creek and began collecting tolls from the mule team and foot traffic headed south over the bridge to Silver Mountain.

Over the next year and a half, Markley began selling off lots in his new town of "Markleeville" and took in a partner, selling a half-interest in his land claim to Henry W. Tuttle. The tiny settlement blossomed from a few small shanties and wagon tops into a bustling new town with 168 buildings.

On May 14, 1863, Markley was shot outside the front door of his cabin during a dispute with his partner. Tuttle claimed the shooting was in self-defense. The jury agreed with him, exonerating Tuttle of the murder.

Markley's body was carried to a hill overlooking the town that bears his name — likely becoming the first burial in today's Markleeville Cemetery.

Dedicated on April 9, 2016 (6021)

By the Snowshoe Thompson Chapter #1827

of The Ancient and Honorable Order of

E Clampus Vitus

60th Anniversary
HM NumberHM26R3
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2016
Placed BySnowshoe Thompson Chapter #1827 of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 258334 N 4286463
Decimal Degrees38.69380000, -119.77868333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 41.628', W 119° 46.721'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 41' 37.68" N, 119° 46' 43.26" W
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Area Code(s)530
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 14601 Alpine State Hwy, Markleeville CA 96120, US
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