#0445 Cherokee


#0445 Cherokee

Site information:

On Confidence-Tuolumne City Rd (P.M. 8.5), 2 mi N of Tuolumne City

Cherokee Cemetery is only thing remaining of original town that I know of.

37.977333, -120.246890

Plaque information:

Until recently, there was a plaque at:


Plaque has been moved or otherwise went missing. Entire base is removed.

OHP description:

Gold was discovered here in 1853 by the Scott brothers, descendants of Cherokee Indians. Scars of placer 'diggins' in every little arroyo in Cherokee Valley, healed over by Mother Nature, were later replaced by a quartz mine. Present-day productive farms in this area were once rich placer grounds.

Registered 11/2/1949