California Historical Landmarks in Napa County

California Historical Landmark 686
Site of Kelsey House
500 Feet Northwest of Intersection of State Highway 29 and Diamond Mountain Road
1.1 Miles South of Calistoga
Built Around 1841

Intersection of California Highway 29 and Diamond Mountain Road
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Site of Kelsey House

Nancy Kelsey arrived in California in 1841 with the Bidwell-Bartleson party and settled with her family south of present-day Calistoga. Now the hearthstone is all that can be seen of the house. The property is owned by the Rockstrohs.

Citation from California Office of Historic Preservation

Under a lowering sky, we tramped through the summer-dried grass near the intersection of State Highway 29 and Diamond Mountain Road but found no surviving trace of the Kelsey House or of the plaque itself.

Here's a list of other California Historical Landmarks which had no bear flag plaque when we visited them.

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