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Cotati in Sonoma County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Cotati Downtown Plaza

 
 
Cotati Downtown Plaza Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 12, 2006
1. Cotati Downtown Plaza Marker
Inscription. Cotati's hexagonal town plan, one of only two such in the United States, was designed during the 1890s by Newton Smyth as an alternative to the traditional grid land planning. The six-sided town plaza was designed for founder Thomas Page, and each of the surrounding streets was named after one of Page’s sons. “Cotati” derives from “Kotati”, a local Pomo Indian Chieftan.
 
Erected 1975 by The State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with The City of Cotati and all organizations, June 7, 1975. (Marker Number 879.)
 
Location. 38° 19.593′ N, 122° 42.37′ W. Marker is in Cotati, California, in Sonoma County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Old Redwood Highway and East Cotati Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rohnert Park CA 94926, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Washoe House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Vallejo’s Petaluma Adobe (approx. 2.6 miles away); Penngrove (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Willow Creek Inn (approx. 5.1 miles away); Wilmar Union Elementary School District And Wilson Elementary School
Cotati Downtown Plaza and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, September 2, 2006
2. Cotati Downtown Plaza and Marker
(approx. 5.8 miles away); "Dos Piedras" (approx. 6.3 miles away); Sergeant Richard A. Penry (approx. 7.1 miles away); Volpi's Grocery (approx. 7.2 miles away).
 
Regarding Cotati Downtown Plaza. This site has been designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No.879
 
Also see . . .  City of Cotati: 19th Century Cotati. (Submitted on October 2, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
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Cotati Downtown Plaza image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 12, 2006
3. Cotati Downtown Plaza
Dr. Thomas Stokes Page image. Click for full size.
By City of Cotati - History
4. Dr. Thomas Stokes Page
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 2, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,002 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 2, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.
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