Petaluma in Sonoma County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Wilmar Union Elementary School District And Wilson Elementary School
The Wilson School District merged with the Marin School District in 1960. After lively discussion the name of the new district became Wilmar Union Elementary School District, ("Wil" for Wilson and "Mar" for Marin)
In 1968 as enrollment continued to grow, the Cluster Building was added to Wilson School. Wilson reached its maximum enrollment of 425 students at that time.
In 2002 Wilson's instructional excellence was recognized when it earned the coveted "California State Distinguished School Award".
To this day Wilson School continues to serve West Petaluma families, many of whom are descendents of the original Wilson School families.
Erected 2009 by Nicasio Parlor No. 183, Native Sons of the Golden West. (Marker Number 2009-2.)
Topics and series. This historical Education. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1863.
Location. 38° 14.672′ N, 122° 41.136′ W. Marker is in Petaluma, California, in Sonoma County. Marker is on 3775 Bodega Avenue, 3.7 miles west of Highway 101 (U.S. 101), on the right when traveling east. Exit Hwy 101 at Washington Street and head west. Washington turns into Bodega Avenue somewhere in Petaluma. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Petaluma CA 94952, 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. The Willow Creek Inn (approx. 1.7 miles away); Volpi's Grocery (approx. 2.4 miles away); Sergeant Richard A. Penry (approx. 2.4 miles away); Bill Soberanes (approx. 2˝ miles away); Petaluma Historical Library and Museum (approx. 2.6 miles away); Cases Horseshoeing (approx. 2.6 miles away); United Methodist Church (approx. 2.7 miles away); Petaluma Train Depot (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petaluma.
More about this marker. The marker is near the flagpole, across the parking lot from the street.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 25, 2023. It was originally submitted on October 18, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 551 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 18, 2014, by James King of San Miguel, California. 7. submitted on February 24, 2023, by Anne Crawford of San Francisco, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.