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

Site of 21-Mile House

State Historic Landmark 259 image. Click for full size.
By Leticia A. Kohnen, October 20, 2006
1. State Historic Landmark 259
Inscription.  This famous tavern and stage stop was located 21 miles from San Jose on the road to Monterey. The 21-Mile House was built in 1852 by William Host beneath a spreading oak that later was called the Vasquez Tree. The house was sold to William Tennant in November 1852. Now destroyed, this stopping station was a place where horses could be changed, fed, and stabled, and where tired and hungry passengers could refresh themselves.
Erected 1982 by State Department of Parks and Recreation, Pioneers of Santa Clara County, Mountain Charlie Chapter No. 1850, E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 259.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 37° 6.786′ N, 121° 38.628′ W. Marker is in Morgan Hill, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is on Monterey Highway (U.S. 101) near Edmundson Ave., on the right when traveling south. Marker plaque is located in Concrete planter on the Northwest corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morgan Hill CA 95037, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Site of 21-Mile House Marker image. Click for full size.
April 25, 2009
2. Site of 21-Mile House Marker
2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Page House (approx. one mile away); Morgan Hill United Methodist Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Waiting For The Train (approx. 1.2 miles away); Votaw Building (approx. 1.2 miles away); Site of Skeels Hotel (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Granary (approx. 1.3 miles away); [Morgan Hill] Centennial Project (approx. 1.7 miles away); De Anza Expedition 1775 - 1776 (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morgan Hill.
More about this marker. Nothing of the original 21-Mile House remains today.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2007, by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 1,957 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on March 19, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1. submitted on September 22, 2007, by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California.   2. submitted on April 30, 2009. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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