Sonoma in Sonoma County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Erected 1959 by The California State Park Commission in Cooperation with The Sonoma Valley Historical Society, July 18, 1959. (Marker Number 667.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Law Enforcement • Settlements & Settlers • War, Mexican-American • Women. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1847.
Location. 38° 17.422′ N, 122° 27.417′ W. Marker is in Sonoma, California, in Sonoma County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 579 First Street East, Sonoma CA 95476, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sonoma Valley Women’s Club (a few steps from this marker); Duhring Building – 1891 (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Union Hotel and Union Hall (about 700 feet away); The Poppe-Parmelee Building (about 800 feet away); The Sonoma Index-Tribune (approx. 0.2 miles away); Raising of the Bear Flag (approx. 0.2 miles away); Vasquez House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Blue Wing Inn (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sonoma.
More about this marker. This site is a private residence. Please respect the owner’s privacy while viewing this site and marker.
Regarding Nash-Patton Adobe. This site has been designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.667
Also see . . . California Military Museum: Sonoma Barracks. The History of the Barracks gives a very interesting detail of John Nash’s refusal to relinquish his role as Alcalde following the Bear Flag Revolt. (Submitted on January 12, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
1. The Nash-Patton Adobe
Built by H.A.Green, a friend of John H. Nash, this small, 1-1/2 story adobe originally had two rooms upstairs and two rooms
John H. Nash, an American citizen, lived here and was arrested here by Lt. William Tecumseh Sherman in July 1847, because he refused to turn over his office to American-appointed Alcalde, Lilburn W. Boggs.
This California pioneer adobe was purchased in 1848 by Patton and his wife, Nancy Bones Patton, a survivor of the Donner Party. The adobe was carefully restored in 1931 by Nancy’s great-granddaughter, Zolita Bates, and is very much in its original physical appearance.
Source: Sonoma Walking Tour Brochure
— Submitted January 12, 2009.
2. Incorrect Patton
I have to disagree with my 3rd Cousin Zolita, or who ever provided the information for this Marker. The Patton sister who married Lewis Alder was Ann Patton. There was a Nancy Patton but she did not marry Lewis Adler.
Richard Lyon, 2nd Great grandson of Prudence Patton Lyon, who lived in Sonoma from 1848 to 1880. Prudence was the sister of Ann and Nancy Patton.
— Submitted March 9, 2012, by Richard John Lyon of Austin,
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 12, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,611 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 12, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.