Birchville Townsite

Nevada County creates its newest historical landmark: 

Birchville/St.Columcille’s Church

The Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission is delighted to announce the designation by the Board of Supervisors last Tuesday, of the County”s newest historical landmark located at 22917 Pleasant Valley Road in Birchville. 

The plaque commemorates the historic mining community of Birchville and St. Columcille’s Catholic Church which served the Birchville community for 100 years. It will be installed on the monument erected by the Native Daughters of the Golden West in 1949 in front of where the church was located before it was moved to the Malakoff  State Historic Park in 1971. 


The landmark will be featured in the next edition of the Commission’s interactive map and e-guide.  The e-guide is an electronic book cataloging all the over 200 historical landmarks in the County, and is available for any smartphone or tablet from Apple or Amazon. Go to You Bet Press ( to find clickable links. 

Prefer paper? There are still copies of the last edition available from Comstock Bonanza Press 


The purpose of the Nevada County Historical Landmarks Commission is to promote the general welfare of Nevada County and its citizens through official recognition, recording, marking, preserving and promoting the historical resources of Nevada County.  For more information, please call 415-264-7230.

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