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

Site of the J.M. Jones House

(former Francisco Garcia Adobe)

 
 
J.M. Jones House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 15, 2016
1. J.M. Jones House Marker
Inscription.  John M. & Mary Ann Smith Jones, lived at this location from 1851 - 1866. They came out west in a prairie schooner. Here John opened the only post office between Martinez and Mission San Jose on May 18, 1852. Mary Ann was his deputy while her husband traveled on horseback as the county assessor.
 
Erected 1985 by San Ramon Valley Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 37° 51.114′ N, 122° 1.955′ W. Marker is in Alamo, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker can be reached from Danville Boulevard near Stone Valley Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3162 Danville Boulevard, Alamo CA 94507, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stone Valley (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Alamo Grammar School (about 600 feet away); The Railroad Put Alamo on the Map (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Tatcan People (approx.
Site of the J.M. Jones House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 15, 2016
2. Site of the J.M. Jones House Marker
The marker is beneath the arch on the left.
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one mile away); Original Alamo School Bell (approx. 1.1 miles away); Hap Magee Ranch (approx. 1.2 miles away); Alamo Cemetery (approx. 1˝ miles away); Captain Pedro Fages Trail (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alamo.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located on the front wall of the CVS Pharmacy at the Stone Valley Center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 17, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 241 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 17, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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