NO. 268 WEST POINT - West Point was named by scout Kit Carson, who was searching for a pass over the Sierra. One emigrant road forked by Big Meadows - its north branch came directly to West Point, which was a thriving trading post prior to the gold discovery. Bret Harte, famous author, lived here for a time.
SR 26 and Main Street, West Point
Located in the triangular island where SR 26 intersects with Main Street.
NO. 268 WEST POINT - Marker