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

Old Moraga Townsite

 
 
Old Moraga Townsite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 8, 2010
1. Old Moraga Townsite Marker
Inscription. Named for Joaquin Moraga, who in 1835 was granted 13,000 acres from the Mexican government and established Rancho Laguna de Los Palos Colorados. A Moraga townsite was conceived by A.A. Grant and J.A. Williamson in 1894. James Irvine purchased a major portion of the Rancho in 1912, and the townsite was developed by R.M. Burgess. Moraga was an early dairying, farming, and ranching center.

Moraga Historical Society
Marker 1
1970

 
Erected 1970 by Moraga Historical Society. (Marker Number 1.)
 
Location. 37° 50.072′ N, 122° 7.863′ W. Marker is in Moraga, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is at the intersection of School Street and Country Club Drive, on the right when traveling north on School Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1545 School Street, Moraga CA 94556, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Moraga Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Joachin Moraga (approx. 0.6 miles away); Rainbow Trout Species Identified (approx. 2.4 miles away); Site of Blossom Rock Navigation Trees
Moraga Post Office and Old Moraga Townsite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 8, 2010
2. Moraga Post Office and Old Moraga Townsite Marker
The marker is mounted on a low cement pedestal, visible just to the right of the post office entrance, between the two small palm trees.
(approx. 2.9 miles away); 442nd Regimental Combat Team Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away); Tres Ranchos Del Sur (approx. 3.6 miles away); The Monument Loop: A Legacy (approx. 3.8 miles away); Lafayette Town Hall (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moraga.
 
Also see . . .
1. Moraga Historical Society. The Moraga Historical Society's homepage. Includes a virtual tour of Moraga's historic highlights. (Submitted on May 23, 2010.) 

2. A Brief History of Moraga. Excerpts from "Historical Notes of Moraga" prepared by the Moraga Historical Society. (Submitted on May 24, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 763 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 23, 2010, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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