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

John and Abby Marsh

In Memory of

 
 
John and Abby Marsh Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2016
1. John and Abby Marsh Marker
Inscription.  
Builders of the stone house 1856
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 House
John and Abby Marsh Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2016
2. John and Abby Marsh Marker
The monument was built by the Cowell Portland Cement Company in 1992.
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(approx. 5.1 miles away); Byer/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.) 
 
John Marsh image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Wikipedia
3. John Marsh
The John Marsh House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Wikipedia, circa 1870
4. The John Marsh House
The Marsh's stone house image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 16, 2016
5. The Marsh's stone house
The stone house is currently undergoing restoration and will become a California State Park.
 
 
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.

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Nov. 29, 2022