“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Scotts Valley in Santa Cruz County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)


Glenwood Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mathew H. Kohnen, October 4, 2006
1. Glenwood Marker
Inscription.  Historic town founded by Charles C. Martin, who came around Horn in 1847, and his wife, Hannah Carver Martin, who crossed the Isthmus. First homesteaded area in 1851 and operated toll-gate and station for stage coaches crossing mountains. Later Martin developed lumber mill, winery, store, and Glenwood Resort Hotel.
Erected 1950 by California Centennials Commission; Santa Cruz Parlor No. 26, Native Daughters of the Golden West; Santa Cruz Parlor No. 90, Native Sons of the Golden West; and descendants Martin Family. (Marker Number 449.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1847.
Location. 37° 6.461′ N, 121° 59.22′ W. Marker is in Scotts Valley, California, in Santa Cruz County. Marker is on Glenwood Drive north of Glenwood Cutoff Road, on the right when
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traveling north. Plaque is located beneath olive tree on right side of road when driving westbound on Glenwood Drive. Caution, narrow two-way road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4171 Glenwood Dr, Scotts Valley CA 95066, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Charles Martin Winery (within shouting distance of this marker); Mountain Charlie Big Tree (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mountain Charlie Bear Fight (approx. 1.3 miles away); Mountain Charlies Cabin (approx. 2.1 miles away); Chateau Liberté (approx. 2½ miles away); Mountain Charlie Road (approx. 2½ miles away); Patchen (approx. 2.9 miles away); Burrell School (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scotts Valley.
More about this marker. “Horn” refers to Cape Horn, the southernmost point of South America. “Isthmus” refers to the Isthmus of Panama, another popular route west for California settlers.
Regarding Glenwood. In 1916 the population was 100. Nothing of the town of Glenwood remains.
Additional keywords. Santa Cruz Mountains California Ghost Towns
California State Historic Landmark #449 - Glenwood image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mathew H. Kohnen, October 4, 2006
2. California State Historic Landmark #449 - Glenwood
Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2007, by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 1,536 times since then and 121 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 7, 2007, by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 6, 2023