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San Joaquin County, California Points of Interest

Map of California State Historical Marker Locations in San Joaquin

San Joaquin County Historical Markers

San Joaquin County Schools
San Joaquin Valley College
Built through subscription by the residents of Woodbridge and dedicated as Woodbridge Seminary in 1879 by the United Brethren Church, this was the sit... [click for more]

San Joaquin County Cemeteries
Temple Israel Cemetery
Donated by Captain Charles M. Weber in 1851 for use as a cemetery by the Jewish community of Stockton, this is the oldest Jewish cemetery in continuou... [click for more]

San Joaquin County - General Interest
Benson’s Ferry
This river ferry, established in 1849, was purchased by John A. Benson in 1850. In 1852, Benson laid out the then-principal wagon road between Sacrame... [click for more]

Burial Place Of John Brown (Juan Flaco)
In 1846, during American conquest of California, John Brown -nicknamed Juan Flaco - rode from Los Angeles to San Francisco in four days to warn Commod... [click for more]

California Chicory Works
The partnership of C. A. Bachmann and Charles H. W. Brandt, formed in 1885, was the largest chicory supplier in America while operating at this site d... [click for more]

A city of 3,500 population from 1895-1912, the town had a post office, company store, hotels, saloons, bandstand, and hundreds of homes. The Carnegie ... [click for more]

Corral Hollow
The Edward B. Carrell home was built here at the site of an Indian village on El Camino Viejo, an old Spanish trail. Through here passed the '49ers an... [click for more]

First Landing Place of Sailing Launch Comet
First known sail launch to ascend San Joaquin River from San Francisco landed here autumn, 1846. It carried 20 Mormon pioneers who founded New Hope Ag... [click for more]

First Transcontinental Railroad-site of Completion of Pacific Railroad
The construction of the San Joaquin River bridge completed the last link of the transcontinental railroad. Building has proceeded simultaneously from ... [click for more]

French Camp
Here was the terminus of the Oregon-California Trail used from about 1832 to 1845 by the French-Canadian trappers employed by the Hudson's Bay Company... [click for more]

Lockeford (Locke’s Ford)
It was on this hill that Dr. Dean Jewett Locke and his brother Elmer H. Locke built the first cabin on this section in 1851. Disturbed by grizzly bear... [click for more]

Lodi Arch
Designed by architect E. B. Brown and built in 1907 for the Lodi Tokay Carnival, the arch served as an entrance into Lodi and a symbol of agricultural... [click for more]

Lone Star Mill
A sawmill built in 1852 on the Mokelumne River was removed to Hodge and (David S.) Terry's ranch in 1854 and a flour mill attached the following year.... [click for more]

New Hope
Approximately six miles west of this spot, 20 Mormon pioneers from thes hip Brooklyn founded the first known agricultural colony in San Joaquin Valley... [click for more]

Reuel Colt Gridley Monument
Erected in honor of the soldier's friend, Reuel Colt Gridley, by Rawlins Post, Grand Army of the Republic, and the citizens of Stockton in gratitude f... [click for more]

San Joaquin City
This river town was established in 1849. Pioneers and freight wagons following post roads to the southern mines crossed the river nearby at Durham's F... [click for more]

Sikh Temple Site
The Sikhs-from the Punjab region of India-are an important immigrant group in California since about 1900.  Most were drawn to agriculture in the... [click for more]

Site Of Mokelumne City
Established in 1850, its prospects were bright. The second largest town in the county, it had deep water communication with San Francisco all year rou... [click for more]

Site of Battle Between Forces Under General Vallejo and San Joaquin Valley Indians
In 1829, the Governor-General of California directed Vallejo to punish the Cosumnes Indians for their raids on local ranches. The battle is one of the... [click for more]

Site of First Building In Present City Of Stockton
In August 1844, the first settlers arrived at Rancho del Campo de los Franceses. One of the company, Thomas Lindsay, built the first dwelling, a tule ... [click for more]

Site of Wood’s Ferry and Wood’s Bridge
In 1852, immediately after his arrival and completion of his cabin, Wood proceeded to build a ferryboat and establish the crossing known as Wood's Fer... [click for more]

Stockton Assembly Center, Temporary Detention Camps For Japanese Americans
Here, within the confines of San Joaquin County Fairgrounds, enclosed by barbed wire and housed in temporary barracks, 4,217 San Joaquin County reside... [click for more]

Stockton Developmental Center
The Stockton Developmental Center began in 1853 as the Insane Asylum of California at Stockton. It was founded on 100 acres with ready access to the g... [click for more]

Town of Woodbridge
In 1852 Jeremiah H. Woods and Alexander McQueen established a ferry across the Mokelumne River at this point. As a result, a new road from Stockton to... [click for more]

Trail of the John C. Fremont 1844 Expedition
Frémont's historic second overland expedition of 1843-44 was the first in which he reached California. He and his companions entered California... [click for more]

Weber Point
Site of a two-story adobe-and-redwood house built in 1850 by Charles M. Weber, founder and pioneer developer of Stockton. One of the first elaborate r... [click for more]

This page last updated: 11/11/2009