Historic Sites and Points of Interest in Nevada County
A plaque mounted on a 2.5 ton granite rock set in the picket fence reads:William Morris Stewart Mansion
Exact replica of wife's Ante-Bellum Colonial birthplace.
Only edifice of this type in California. Stewart, an early Nevada County District Attorney, joined 1859 Comstock silver rush. Led battle for statehood and became Nevada's first U.S. Senator, served 29 years; known as the Silver Senator and Father of American Mining Law, authored 15th Constitutional Amendment.
Wm. Bull Meek - Wm. Morris Stewart No. 10 E Clampus Vitus
Nevada City, Nevada Co. California - Nevada Centennial
Commission on Observance Nevada State Centennial
1864 - 1964
Ms. Stewart, who has no name on the commemorative plaque, was Annie Elizabeth Foote, daughter of Henry S. Foote who had been a United States Senator and Governor of Mississippi before joining William Stewart in a law partnership in San Francisco.