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

Cerrito Creek

 
 
Cerrito Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 21, 2016
1. Cerrito Creek Marker
Caption: Two women standing on a footbridge over the north fork of Cerrito Creek, circa 1906.
Inscription.
Cerrito Creek divided the large Peralta and Castro land grants and helped shape El Cerrito's land use. The southernmost branch became the county line, and the creek and its former wetlands influenced the location of San Pablo Avenue.

 
Erected by City of El Cerrito.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the San Pablo Avenue Historical-Cultural Pavers marker series.
 
Location. 37° 53.932′ N, 122° 18.115′ W. Marker is in El Cerrito, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is at the intersection of San Pablo Avenue and Carlson Boulevard, on the left when traveling north on San Pablo Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9895 San Pablo Avevue, El Cerrito CA 94530, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. El Cerrito Hills (within shouting distance of this marker); Ranchos San Pablo and San Antonio Boundary Monument (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); El Cerrito's Nightlife (about 600 feet away); The Little Hill (about 600 feet away); Rust (about 700 feet away); El Cerrito's First Mayor
Cerrito Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 21, 2016
2. Cerrito Creek Marker
(about 700 feet away); Site of Pioneer American Settler William Rust's Blacksmith Shop (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cerrito Theater (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in El Cerrito.
 
Regarding Cerrito Creek. This marker is at the southwest corner of San Pablo Avenue and Carlson Boulevard.

This marker is one of The City of El Cerrito's Historical-Cultural Pavers.
 
Categories. Natural FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 15 times this year. 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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