The Jumping Seat of Calaveras CountyJudge Smith proclaimed Jackson the Seat of Justice after Clerk Collier canvassed the votes of the May 1851 election in which 1224 votes were cast for Moquelumne Hill and 1014 for Jackson. An armed party from Moquelumne Hill pursued Judge Smith to lynch him. Another party stole the records from the clerk's office. Later Judge Smith shot and killed Collier on Main Street over another disputed election count. A perfect example of Mother Lode politics.
|Series||This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series|
|Placed By||E Clampus Vitus, Chapter 49|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 2:26pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10S E 694495 N 4246877|
|Decimal Degrees||38.34895000, -120.77426667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 20.937', W 120° 46.456'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 20' 56.22" N, 120° 46' 27.36" W|
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|Area Code(s)||209, 916|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 99 N Main St, Jackson CA 95642, US|
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