Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church - Jackson, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member heringermr
N 38° 21.365 W 120° 46.588
10S E 694283 N 4247664
Quick Description: This was the first church in North America of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 12/22/2008 11:57:51 AM
Waymark Code: WM5DD4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 12

Long Description:
The St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church is the Mother Church of that denomination in North America. Jackson was home to a large Serbian population in the early 1890’s, but at that time there was no Serbian church on the continent. To address this situation, His Grace Nikolai of Alaska, the head of the Russian orthodox church of the United States, came to Jackson with Father Dabovich and on February 25, 1894 the Bright ranch parcel was consecrated. The first burial took place in May and the church was dedicated on December 16 of the same year.

After the 1922 Arhonaut mine disaster, 11 of its 47 victims were buried here.
Street address:
724 N. Main
Jackson, CA USA

County / Borough / Parish: Amador

Year listed: 1986

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering; Architect, builder, or engineer: Thompson, Mr.

Periods of significance: 1875-1899

Historic function: Religion; Religious Structure

Current function: Religion; Religious Structure

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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