Empire City
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr
N 37° 38.239 W 120° 54.167
10S E 685044 N 4167643
Quick Description: California Registered Historical Landmark #418
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 8/8/2007 9:19:27 PM
Waymark Code: WM1ZE4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member WalruZ
Views: 81

Long Description:
One mile south of this spot is the site of Empire City. Founded 1850 by John G. Marvin. Head of navigation on the Tuolumne River, naval supply depot and 2nd county seat of Stanislaus County. Destroyed by flood in 1861-62.

1850. John G. Marvin, a lawyer from Boston, founded the town of Empire City, on the south bank of the Tuolumne River, just above Crescent City.

June 10, 1854. The first county election was held and Adamsville was selected as the county seat by thirty votes over Empire City.

October 21, 1854. An election was held, which moved the county seat from Adamsville to Empire City, by a margin of 29 votes. Empire City was founded in 1850 and in 1854 had over 200 residents.

May 7, 1855. The first meeting of the County Board of Supervisors was held at Empire City replacing the old County Court of Sessions. Members of the board were: D.B. Gardner, John Newsom and Robert Smith, with R. McGarvey serving as clerk.

December 20, 1855. An election was held moving the county seat from Empire City to La Grange by a vote of 558 to 139. La Grange was a mining town, having more population and wealth.

This memorial is dedicated to the memory of the pioneer men and women of Empire City and vicinity. Located one-half mile west of here on the banks of the Tuolumne River, Empire City was the head of navigation and the site of the second courthouse of Stanislaus County. Records remained here from October 1854 to December 1855.
Winter 1861-1862. The rivers swelled in a horrific flood that inundated many river settlements.
Marker Number: 418.00

Marker Name: EMPIRE CITY

County: Stanislaus

Has Official CA Plaque: no

Location:
0.1 mi S on County Hwy J-7 Empire


Marker Dedication Date: Not listed

Website: Not listed

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