Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church

Jack and I spent the Wednesday before Thanksgiving waymarking historical sites in Western Amador County in the rain. This was the twelfth of twenty-one places that we stopped.

Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church
National Register of Historic Places #1986000385

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This historic place is located at 724 North Main, Jackson in the county of Amador, California. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 38° 21.365 W 120° 46.588.

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This was the first church in North America of the Serbian Orthodox Church. Jackson was home to a large Serbian population in the early 1890’s, but at that time there was no Serbian church on the continent. To address this situation, His Grace Nikolai of Alaska, the head of the Russian orthodox church of the United States, came to Jackson with Father Dabovich and on February 25, 1894 the Bright ranch parcel was consecrated. The first burial took place in May and the church was dedicated on December 16 of the same year.

After the 1922 Arhonaut mine disaster, 11 of its 47 victims were buried here.

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