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Solano County, California Points of Interest

Map of California State Historical Marker Locations in Solano

Solano County Historical Markers

Solano County Churches
Rockville Stone Chapel
The cornerstone of this chapel, erected by pioneers of Methodist Episcopal Church South with volunteer labor and donated funds, was laid October 3, 18... [click for more]

Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church
Designed in 1859 by Lt. Julian McAllister and built by shipwrights of the Pacific Mail and Steamship Company, St. Paul's is an outstanding example of ... [click for more]

Site Of First Protestant Church
On April 15, 1849, the Reverend Sylvester Woodbridge, Jr., organized the first Presbyterian Church of Benicia, the first Protestant church established... [click for more]

Solano County Schools
University of California Experimental Farm, Wolfskill Grant
In 1842, John R. Wolfskill arrived here, laden with fruit seeds and cuttings. A true horticulturist, he became the father of the fruit industry in thi... [click for more]

Solano County Historic Homes & Houses
Fischer-Hanlon House
In 1849, Joseph Fisher, a Swiss immigrant, came to Benicia. After joining a butcher partnership, Fischer purchased this lot on July 1, 1858 and moved ... [click for more]

Solano County - General Interest
Benicia Arsenal
Captain Charles P. Stone, with 21 enlisted men, established Benicia Arsenal as an ordnance depot in August 1851. The first building, a small wooden po... [click for more]

Benicia Capitol
Erected in 1852, ostensibly as Benicia's City Hall, this historic building was one of the four locations of the 'Capitol on Wheels,' from February 4, ... [click for more]

Benicia Seminary
Founded in 1852 as the Young Ladies' Seminary of Benicia, Mills College was acquired from Mary Atkins by Cyrus and Susan Mills in 1865 and moved to it... [click for more]

First Building Erected In California By Masonic Lodge For Use As A Hall
The first Masonic hall built in California was begun in the summer of 1850, occupied by the lodge October 14, 1850, and formally dedicated December 27... [click for more]

First U.S. Naval Station In The Pacific
Mare Island Navy Yard was established September 16, 1854 by Commander David G. Farragut, U.S.N., on a site selected in 1852 by a commission headed by ... [click for more]

Site of Former Benicia Barracks
Benicia Barracks, established on April 30, 1849 and organized by Brevet Lt. Col. Silas Casey, 2nd U.S. Infantry, was the U.S. Army headquarters for th... [click for more]

Site of State Capitol at Vallejo
Vallejo was the official seat of State government from February 4, 1851 to February 4, 1853. ... [click for more]

Turner-Robertson Shipyard, 1883-1918
In 1882, Matthew Turner of San Francisco relocated his shipyard to Benicia. Turner, the most prodigious shipbuilder in North America, constructed 228 ... [click for more]

Vaca-Peña Adobe
This is the site of the 10-square-league Rancho Los Putos that Governor Pío Pico granted to Juan Felipe Peņa and Manuel Cabeza Vaca in 1845. Th... [click for more]

This page last updated: 11/11/2009