Near Tiburon in Marin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Medical Officers at Home
The homes and the visitor center building below are the only remaining evidence of a bustling Quarantine Station.
The houses are now state park employee residences.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • Science & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
Location. 37° 51.949′ N, 122° 26.164′ W. Marker is near Tiburon, California, in Marin County. Angel Island is located north of Alcatraz Island and is the largest island in the San Francisco Bay. It is accessed by ferry, private boat, watercraft, or kayak. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belvedere Tiburon CA 94920, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Angel Island (within shouting distance of this marker); Isolating Disease (within shouting distance of this marker); Ayala Cove (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Angel Island (about 500 feet away); Protecting the Public Health Melting Glaciers + Rising Seas = (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Ayala Cove (approx. 0.2 miles away); Camp Reynolds (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tiburon.
More about this marker. The marker is mounted to a metal post near steps leading to the houses.
Regarding Medical Officers at Home. The entire island is a state park, except for Point Blunt on the southeastern tip, which is controlled by the U.S. Coast Guard.
Also see . . . Quarantine Station.
"In 1892, a Quarantine Station was opened at Ayala Cove (then known as Hospital Cove), where ships from foreign ports could be fumigated, and immigrants suspected of carrying diseases could be kept in isolation."(Submitted on August 15, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 14, 2022, by Joseph Alvarado of Livermore, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.