Monroe Family Homestead

Monroe Family Homestead (HMBF4)

Location: Placerville, CA 95667 El Dorado County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 48.202', W 120° 53.743'

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The home of the pioneer Monroe family stood here for more than a century. The family matriarch, Nancy Gooch, came across the plains from Missouri as a slave in 1849. She gained her freedom in 1850 when California joined the Union as a "free" state. Later, she bought the freedom of her son, Andrew Monroe and his family, who joined her in Coloma.

Begun as a cabin, the home was enlarged as the family grew. Andrew and his son Pearley raised fruit and other crops. Their 80 acres of land included the site of Sutter's sawmill and the gold discovery site.
HM NumberHMBF4
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed1993
Placed ByJames W. Marshall Chapter #49, E Clampus Vitus
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 4:14pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 682725 N 4297059
Decimal Degrees38.80336667, -120.89571667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 48.202', W 120° 53.743'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 48' 12.12" N, 120° 53' 44.58" W
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Area Code(s)530, 916
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 250 Fire Road, Placerville CA 95667, US
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