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Saint Sava's Serbian Orthodox Church

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Address: 724 North Main Street, Jackson, CA 95642
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Mother church of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the United States. Features...

Mother church of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the United States. Features historic architecture.

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A fascinating place to visit

We are not of Serbian origin but have spent our professional lives involved in the Balkans and speak Serbian fluently. The highlight for us was studying the grave stones, many of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Bonn, Germany
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Bonn, Germany
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We are not of Serbian origin but have spent our professional lives involved in the Balkans and speak Serbian fluently. The highlight for us was studying the grave stones, many of which told fascinating stories. The only drawback was that the church was closed, so we could not admire the beautiful artwork.

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Tracy, California
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

My best friend's grandfather built this church. She has nearly 10 relatives buried here. Her parents will follow. It is a small beautifully painted church. The burial grounds are unique and peaceful. Not wheelchair accessible.

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015

This church is a historical site. It is lovely when you view from the street. Graveyard in front with many, many beautiful head stones and monuments. Photographs well.

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1 Thank Linda L
Connecticut
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Reviewed 9 March 2015

Our friends drove us to Jackson and the first thing of note we saw was Saint Sava's, which compelled me to jump out of the car and being photographing. I wish I could have spent a day on those grounds, but my crew were patiently waiting for me and I didn't want to be more of annoyance, so shoot. There's... More 

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Ardmore, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

We were driving into Jackson and saw this white church on the hill surrounded by a graveyard and just had to visit since I'm a photographer. We were surprised to find it a Serbian church and graveyard. Almost every name ended in "vich" and there was even a placard that read "miner's graves" so I'm assuming they came over during... More 

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Reviewed 16 February 2014 via mobile

I live close by, and several times a year, they fire off some very loud guns, or small canons, late in the evening. It always surprises me, but doesn't bother us. I say party on!

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Jackson, California, United States
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Reviewed 7 October 2012

It all started in 1995 when Belgrade iconographer was asked to paint frescoes and icons inside the church. Thirteen years later, 2008, he completed his job. Today, you don't need to go to Byzantine Europe to see this important religious and historical artwork.

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san francisco
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Reviewed 19 July 2012

We always enjoy stopping by here to see the beautiful church and to commemorate the Serbians who were part of the history of Jackson. Most people don't know the history and it's very interesting to see some of the older graves dating back to the 19th century with names of Serbs who were still born under the Austro-Hungarian empire, before... More 

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jackson
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Reviewed 14 June 2012

Beautiful building. Historical. Very nice art work.

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Oregon Coast
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Reviewed 9 March 2011

The correct name is St Sava, and this pretty little church was built in 1894. It was the first Serbian Orthodox church in the US. It sits about a half mile outside of the old part of downtown Jackson, and there is plenty of parking across the street. The church is located on a small hill and is surrounded by... More 

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