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

Harmon Gregg Heald

1824 - 1858

 

—Founder of Healdsburg in 1851 —

 
Harmon Gregg Heald Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 7, 2011
1. Harmon Gregg Heald Marker
Inscription. First building was Heald's cabin located 150 feet west of this spot. 1852 he built his store and post office 100 feet north of here. City created 1857.

Placed by Yerba Buena Chapter
E Clampus Vitas May 23, 1964

 
Erected 1964 by E Clampus Vitus, Yerba Buena Chapter No. 1.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 38° 36.656′ N, 122° 52.226′ W. Marker is in Healdsburg, California, in Sonoma County. Marker can be reached from Healdsburg Avenue near Plaza Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Healdsburg CA 95448, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. March/Heald Flour Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Walters Ranch Hop Kiln (approx. 5.2 miles away); Shiloh Cemetery (approx. 6.6 miles away); The Wohler Ranch -- 1856 (approx. 7.9 miles away); First Power Commercial Sawmill (approx. 8.3 miles away); Korbel Station (approx. 8.8 miles away); Pioneers of Preservation (approx. 9 miles away); Bank of Guerneville (approx. 10.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Healdsburg.
 
Also see . . .  The Heald Family and the Town of Healdsburg
Harmon Gregg Heald Marker - wide view, looking north image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 7, 2011
2. Harmon Gregg Heald Marker - wide view, looking north
Looking north, to where Heald's first store once stood - retail. And looking west (although not pictured), to where Heald's cabin once stood - more retail.
. Hannah Clayborn's website detailing the history of Healdsburg, with this page detailing Heald's background and the founding of Healdsburg. (Submitted on May 17, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Harmon Gregg Heald Marker - wide view, looking east image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 7, 2011
3. Harmon Gregg Heald Marker - wide view, looking east
The Harmon Gregg Heald Marker is mounted to a low rock located in the northwest corner of the Healdsburg Plaza, the historical heart of Healdsburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 573 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 17, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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