Monterey in Monterey County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Site of Original Flagstaff
where the American flag was first raised
Commodore John Drake Sloat
July, 7th 1846
taking possession of California in the name of
the United States of America
Later ceded to America
under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
on February 2, 1848.
Erected 1997 by California State Park Commission and Grand Parlor Native Sons of the Golden West.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Events • War, Mexican-American. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1746.
Location. 36° 36.209′ N, 121° 53.611′ W. Marker is in Monterey, California, in Monterey County. Marker can be reached from Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail. This marker is located at the flagstaff next to the northern corner of the Custom House. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monterey CA 93940, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Custom House (a few steps from this marker); Sloat's Landing Old Fisherman's Wharf (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Custom House (within shouting distance of this marker); Monterey Custom House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Custom House (within shouting distance of this marker); Monterey Customhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); John “Bricky” Crivello (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monterey.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 6, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 566 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 6, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. 3. submitted on March 2, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California. 4. submitted on October 13, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.