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Alamo in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Site of the J.M. Jones House

(former Francisco Garcia Adobe)

 
 
J.M. Jones House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 15, 2016
1. J.M. Jones House Marker
Inscription. John M. & Mary Ann Smith Jones, lived at this location from 1851 - 1866. They came out west in a prairie schooner. Here John opened the only post office between Martinez and Mission San Jose on May 18, 1852. Mary Ann was his deputy while her husband traveled on horseback as the county assessor.
 
Erected 1985 by San Ramon Valley Historical Society.
 
Location. 37° 51.114′ N, 122° 1.955′ W. Marker is in Alamo, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker can be reached from Danville Boulevard near Stone Valley Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3162 Danville Boulevard, Alamo CA 94507, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stone Valley (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Original Alamo School Bell (approx. 1.1 miles away); Alamo Cemetery (approx. 1.5 miles away); Captain Pedro Fages Trail (approx. 1.5 miles away); San Ramon Union High School (approx. 2.4 miles away); Close Family Property (approx. 2.7 miles away); Veterans Memorial Building (approx. 2.8 miles away); San Ramon Branch Line (approx. 2.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Alamo.
 
More about this marker.
Site of the J.M. Jones House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 15, 2016
2. Site of the J.M. Jones House Marker
The marker is beneath the arch on the left.
This marker is located on the front wall of the CVS Pharmacy at the Stone Valley Center.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 103 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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