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Moraga in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Old Moraga Townsite

 
 
Old Moraga Townsite Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 8, 2010
1. Old Moraga Townsite Marker
Inscription.  Named for Joaquin Moraga, who in 1835 was granted 13,000 acres from the Mexican government and established Rancho Laguna de Los Palos Colorados. A Moraga townsite was conceived by A.A. Grant and J.A. Williamson in 1894. James Irvine purchased a major portion of the Rancho in 1912, and the townsite was developed by R.M. Burgess. Moraga was an early dairying, farming, and ranching center.

Moraga Historical Society
Marker 1
1970

 
Erected 1970 by Moraga Historical Society. (Marker Number 1.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1835.
 
Location. 37° 50.072′ N, 122° 7.863′ W. Marker is in Moraga, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is at the intersection of School Street and Country Club Drive, on the right when traveling north on School Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1545 School Street, Moraga CA 94556, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Moraga Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Moraga Train Station (about 300
Moraga Post Office and Old Moraga Townsite Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 8, 2010
2. Moraga Post Office and Old Moraga Townsite Marker
The marker is mounted on a low cement pedestal, visible just to the right of the post office entrance, between the two small palm trees.
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feet away, measured in a direct line); Willow Spring School II (about 700 feet away); Joseph Joachin Moraga (approx. 0.6 miles away); Hacienda de las Flores (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Joaquin Moraga Adobe (approx. 1.4 miles away); Moraga Station (approx. 2 miles away); Rainbow Trout Species Identified (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moraga.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 23, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 882 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 23, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 10, 2022