City of Auburn

City of Auburn (HM45G)

Location: Auburn, CA 95603 Placer County
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N 38° 53.767', W 121° 4.741'

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Gold discovered near here by Claude Chana May 16, 1848. Area first known as "North Fork" or "Wood's Dry Diggings". Settlement given name of Auburn in Fall of 1849. Soon became important mining town, trading post and stage terminal. County seat of Sutter County 1850 and Placer County 1851. Destroyed by fire 1855, 1859 and 1963.

State Registered Landmark No. 404

Tablet placed by California Centennials Commission
Base furnished by Placer County Historical Society
Dedicated September 23, 1950
HM NumberHM45G
Marker Number404
Year Placed1950
Placed ByCalifornia Centennials Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 4:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 666590 N 4307002
Decimal Degrees38.89611667, -121.07901667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.767', W 121° 4.741'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 46.02" N, 121° 4' 44.46" W
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Area Code(s)530, 916
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 140 Park St, Auburn CA 95603, US
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