Fair Oaks Historical Society

Virtual Walking Tour

George Burlingham

1847 - 1933

West - E-25

38.649, -121.279

Go a short way east and under the large tree you'll find the Burlingham plot.

George Burlingham, the builder and first owner, was a gold miner who built the first house on Hill Street in 1898. He referred to the structure as a “Payday Shack”. After mining fizzled out, George went into citrus farming. He died in 1933, the year of the big freeze. He's buried here with his wife Jennie.