GRAVE OF GEORGE C. YOUNT

Historical Landmark

Description:
George Calvert Yount (1794-1865) was the first United States citizen to be ceded a Spanish land grant in Napa Valley (1836). Skilled hunter, frontiersman, craftsman, and farmer, he was the true embodiment of all the finest qualities of an advancing civilization blending with the existing primitive culture. Friend to all, this kindly host of Caymus Rancho encouraged sturdy American pioneers to establish ranches in this area, so it was well populated before the gold rush.


Registration Date: 7/31/1959

Location:
City: Yountville
County: Napa

Directions:
George C. Yount Pioneer Cemetery, Lincoln and Jackson Sts, Yountville


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