Colma in San Mateo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Old Colma Railroad Station
— Circa 1863 —
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
Location. 37° 40.931′ N, 122° 27.368′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1500 Hillside Boulevard, Daly City CA 94014, 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. A different marker also named Old Colma Railroad Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Mount Olivet Cemetery Office and Streetcar Line (within shouting distance of this marker); Colma Historical Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Colma City Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Waterworks and the Pump House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Joe Cavalli – Historical Site (approx. 0.9 miles away); Molloy’s Springs (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cuneo Farm and Produce Market (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colma.
More about this marker. Marker and site are located on the grounds of the Colma Historical Museum at Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Also see . . .
1. San Francisco’s City of the Dead: Colma, California. Unusual Places entry. (Submitted on November 15, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. History of the Town of Colma. (Submitted on April 27, 2009.)
3. The Colma History Museum. (Submitted on April 27, 2009.)
1. The Stop in Colma
The stop in Colma was at first called the Half Moon Bay Road Stop. This was near Rail Road and Washington Streets. A small depot was built about 1864. On October 12, 1870 the San Francisco and San Jose Railroad was absorbed into the Southern Pacific, controlled by the “Big Four” – Leland Stanford, Collis P. Huntington, Charles Crocker, and Mark Hopkins. The Colma Stop was now called School House Station Stop because the only building near by was the school house. There had been just a platform, loading & unloading freight until then. Passenger service continued with 21 stops between San Francisco and San Jose. The train averaged 700 passengers per day, cost $2.50.
Source: Colma History Museum.
— Submitted April 27, 2009.
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