California State Historical Landmark #693
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This landmark is located in the George C. Yount Pioneer Cemetery at the corner of Lincoln and Jackson Streets in Yountville, California. There are 16 other California State Historical Landmarks in Napa County.
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.