California Historical Landmarks in Calaveras County

California Historical Landmark 284
Jesus Maria
Jesus Maria Road
4.9 Miles Southeast of Mokelumne Hill

California Historical Landmark #284: Jesus Maria

California Historical Landmark #284: Jesus Maria

10 October 2006
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Jesus Maria

The town, center of a large placer mining section, was named for a Mexican who raised vegetables and melons for the miners. It was settled in the early 1850s with a large population of Mexicans, French, Chileans, and Italians.

Citation from California Office of Historic Preservation

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When we visited the site, we could not find an historical marker or any trace of the town of Jesus Maria. We did find a lovely stream and an abandoned woodframe building.

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