San Jose in Santa Clara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Jean Jacques Vioget
1799 - 1855
Erected 1961 by E Clampus Vitus, Yerba Buena Chapter No. 1.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 37° 17.904′ N, 121° 51.45′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker can be reached from Curtner Avenue near Monterey Highway, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Curtner Avenue, San Jose CA 95125, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Henry Eddy (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. John Towsend (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Louis H. and Anna M. (Grandma) Bascom (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); George Donner, Jr. (about 400 feet away); Montgomery Maze (about 500 feet away); Margaret Caldwell Fox (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles Henry McKiernan (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dashaway Stables (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Jose.
More about this marker. This marker is located at Oak Hill Memorial Park in Section C, bounded within the park by Oak Hill, Observatory and Serpentine Avenues.
Also see . . . Jean Jacques Vioget - Wikipedia. In 1839 Governor Juan B. Alvarado ordered a survey of Yerba Buena, and the alcalde, Francisco Guerrero, employed Vioget to do the work. Vioget's survey covered the area that is now San Francisco's Financial District and featured a grid made of trapezoidal blocks. (Submitted on February 25, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 25, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 292 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 25, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.