Near Brentwood in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
John and Abby Marsh
In Memory of
Abby Marsh died August 1855
John Marsh first doctor in California arrived 1836
Born 1799, Murdered Sept. 24 1856
Erected 1932 by Native Daughters of the Golden West, Donner Parlor #193.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series list.
Location. 37° 53.289′ N, 121° 43.287′ W. Marker is near Brentwood, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on Marsh Creek Road near Vineyards Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21664 Marsh Creek Road, Brentwood CA 94513, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Marsh-Kellogg Creek Watershed Project (within shouting distance of this marker); Round Valley Regional Preserve (approx. 2.1 miles away); Site of Historic Brentwood Hotel (approx. 3.3 miles away); Byron (approx. 4.6 miles away); Bryer/Nail HouseByer/Nail House (approx. 5.1 miles away); Old Marsh Creek Springs (approx. 7.1 miles away); History of Marsh Creek Springs (approx. 7.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brentwood.
More about this marker. The marker is located near the Marsh Creek Floodwater Retarding Dam.
Also see . . .
1. John Marsh (pioneer). Wikipedia entry:
... in 1841, when the first American emigrant party, the Bartleson-Bidwell Party, came to California from Missouri, Marsh invited them to be his guests, and thus the California Trail terminated in Brentwood... Marsh conducted a letter-writing campaign espousing the California climate, soil and other reasons to settle there, as well as the best route to follow, which became known as "Marsh's route." His letters were read, reread, passed around, and printed in newspapers throughout the country, and started the first significant immigration to California. (Submitted on May 16, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
2. Stone House of John Marsh. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on October 2, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 447 times since then and 116 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 16, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.