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Near Woodside in San Mateo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Town of Searsville

 
 
Town of Searsville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 23, 2008
1. Town of Searsville Marker
Inscription. Here stood the lumbermanís village of Searsville whose first settler, John Sears, came in 1854. Across the road westerly from this monument stood a hotel. The school, store, blacksmith shop, and dwellings were to the southeast. Some on the site of the present lake and others overlooking it. Buildings were removed in 1891, as water rose behind the new dam.
 
Erected 1952 by The Board of Supervisors of San Mateo County in cooperation with the San Mateo County Historical Society (June 8, 1952). (Marker Number 474.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the California Historical Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 37° 24.159′ N, 122° 14.715′ W. Marker is near Woodside, California, in San Mateo County. Marker is at the intersection of Sand Hill Road and Portola Road, on the left when traveling east on Sand Hill Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Redwood City CA 94062, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Saw Mill (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Chinese Walls (approx. one mile away); Folger Stable c.1905 (approx. one mile away); Our Lady of the Wayside
Town of Searsville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 23, 2008
2. Town of Searsville Marker
(approx. 1.4 miles away); Hallidie Tramway (approx. 1.6 miles away); Portola Primary School (approx. 1.7 miles away); St. Denis Church and Cemetery (approx. 1.9 miles away); Woodside Store (approx. 2.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Woodside.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Almanac - A Look at Searsville's Past. (Submitted on August 24, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. The Oakland Tribune - Dredging Up the Lost Spirit of Searsville. (Submitted on August 24, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
3. San Mateo County Genealogy - Tales of the San Francisco Peninsula. (Submitted on August 24, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Categories. LandmarksSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,269 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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