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


State Historic Landmark #447 - Gubserville image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Leticia A. Kohnen, October 19, 2006
1. State Historic Landmark #447 - Gubserville
Inscription.  Named after Frank Gubser, a German immigrant and barber, Gubserville was an important stage, mail and teamster stop on the road between San Jose and Saratoga. Gubser served as the village's first and only postmaster, beginning July 5, 1882. Gubserville ceased to exist officially when the post office was discontinued on April 15, 1897.
Erected 1983 by State Department of Parks & Recreation, Alan R. & David R. Finn & Mountain Charlie Chapter No. 1850, E. Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 447.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the E Clampus Vitus series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is April 15, 1897.
Location. 37° 17.74′ N, 121° 59.267′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. It is in West Valley. Marker is on Saratoga Avenue west of Country Lane, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1481 Saratoga Ave, San Jose CA 95117, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Moreland School (approx. 0.6 miles away); The First Adobe Home in Campbell (approx. 1.8 miles away); De Anza Expedition (approx. 1.8 miles away); Campbell Union High School (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Campbell Union High School (approx. 2.1 miles away); Campbell Union Grammar School (approx. 2.2 miles away); Campbell Union Grammar School, 1922-64 (approx. 2.2 miles away); Serafino Manfre House (approx. 2.3 miles away).
Regarding Gubserville. No original buildings remain from this site.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2007, by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 2,306 times since then and 198 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 10, 2007, by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 11, 2023