Dublin in Alameda County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Don Jose Maria Amador
Soldier - Explorer - Pioneer - Rancher
Amador was paid for his service with land, a grant stretching from Danville on the north to Pleasanton, and from the crest of the western ridge to the crest of the east.
In 1826 Amador built his home about 800 ft. west of this marker on the site of Alamilla Spring. He was the first settler in this valley and raised cattle, horses, grapes and grain on his Rancho San Ramon.
He is the only man in California's history to have a county, city, valley and school named after him, In 1883, Amador died and was buried in Gilroy.
Erected 1973 by the Joaquin Murrieta Chapter 13 E Clampus Vitus.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1794.
Location. 37° 42.169′ N, 121° 56.191′ W. Marker is in Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dublin CA 94568, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Green Store (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of the Dougherty Station Hotel (about 800 feet away); Amador Valley Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Murray-Green Homes (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old St. Raymond’s Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Heritage Park & Museums (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Heritage Park & Museums (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kolb's "Sunday School" Barn (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dublin.
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