California Historical Landmarks in Calaveras County

California Historical Landmark 262
Milton
County Road J14

California Historical Landmark #262: Milton
California Historical Landmark #262: Milton
7 December 2012
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Milton

Completion of the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1871 marked the birth of the town of Milton. Named after Milton Latham, one of the railroad construction engineers, this town was the first in Calaveras County to have a railroad. Freight and passengers continued their journeys to other parts of Calaveras County by wagon and stagecoach.

Citation from California Office of Historic Preservation

Milton is almost a ghost town. A few houses. A few surrounding farms. A well-tended Masonic Cemetery with a fine prospect.

Milton once had a Masonic Hall but it was destroyed by fire in January 2016.

Milton is located on quiet County Road J14 halfway between State Route 26 and State Route 4. If you are headed to Mokelumne Hill on State Route 26 or to Angels Camp on State Route 4, you should consider a detour through Milton to enjoy a scenic drive where the Central Valley begins its ascent into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada.

We were unable to locate a California historical landmark plaque.

California Historical Landmark #262: Milton
A Farm Near Milton

Milton Masonic Cemetery
On a clear day, you can see the Sierra Nevada from the Milton Masonic Cemetery.

Milton Masonic Cemetery
Milton Masonic Cemetery

Milton Masonic Cemetery
Milton Masonic Cemetery

All Photos 7 December 2012
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