#0400 Virginiatown


#0400 Virginiatown

Site information:

4725 Virginiatown Rd, 0.2 mi SE of Fowler and Virginiatown Rds

There is still a community of Virginiatown, but nothing historical remains at this site, as far as I know.


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:


Founded June 1851 - Commonly called 'Virginia.' Over 2,000 miners worked rich deposits. Captain John Brislow built California's first railroad, 1852, to carry pay to Auburn Ravine, a distance of one mile. Site of Philip Armour's and George Aldrich's butcher shop, said to have led to founding of the famous Chicago Armour Meat Packing Company.

Marker placed by California Department of Natural Resources in co-operation with the Placer County Historical Society and the County of Placer.  Dedicated September 28, 1952

Registered 4/14/1948