California Historical Landmarks in Mariposa County

California Historical Landmark 670
Mariposa County Courthouse
5088 Bullion Street

California Historical Landmark #670: Mariposa County Courthouse
  California Historical Landmark #670: Mariposa County Courthouse
19 December 2006
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Mariposa County Courthouse

This mortise-and-tenon Greek Revival courthouse, erected in 1854, is California's oldest court of law and has served continuously as the seat of county government since 1854. During the 19th Century, landmark mining cases setting legal precedent were tried here, and much United States mining law is based on decisions emanating from this historic courthouse.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 670

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Mariposa County Bicentennial, July 3, 1976.

The Mariposa County Courthouse is also National Register Listing #77000306.

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