Griffith Quarry

Griffith Quarry (HM450)

Location: Penryn, CA 95663 Placer County
Buy California State flags at!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at!

N 38° 51.069', W 121° 9.869'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
In the Fall of 1864, Mr. Griffith Griffith, a native of Wales, established the quarry located near this site which was later to supply high-quality granite for a number of the important buildings in San Francisco and Sacramento, including portions of the state capitol. This was also the site of the State's first commercially successful granite polishing mill, erected in 1874.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 885

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Placer County Park and Historical Restoration Commission, May 7, 1976.
HM NumberHM450
Marker Number885
Year Placed1976
Placed ByState Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Placer County Park and Historical Restoration Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 5:40pm PDT -07:00
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 659278 N 4301859
Decimal Degrees38.85115000, -121.16448333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 51.069', W 121° 9.869'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 51' 4.14" N, 121° 9' 52.14" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)916
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2210 Taylor Rd, Penryn CA 95663, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Newcastle Portuguese Hall
1.98 miles
2.35 miles
Loomis - Transcontinental Railroad
2.59 miles
Loomis Town Hall
2.62 miles
2.62 miles
Lincoln Highway
3.99 miles
Wise Power Plant
3.99 miles
4.33 miles
Bloomers Cut
4.75 miles
Jean Baptiste Charbonneau
5.46 miles
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. This marker needs at least one picture.
  8. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  9. Is the marker in the median?