Spring Valley in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Bancroft Ranch House
Erected 1958 by San Diego County Board of Supervisors and the Historical Markers Committee. (Marker Number 626.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 32° 44.74′ N, 117° 0.116′ W. Marker is in Spring Valley, California, in San Diego County. Marker can be reached from Memory Lane east of Bancroft Drive. Touch for map. Marker is located in the center of the parking lot, approximately 200 feet northwest of Bancroft County Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9000 Memory Lane, Spring Valley CA 91977, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Amaziah Lord Knox (approx. 4.1 miles away); Historic El Cajon Hall (approx. 4.2 miles away); San Diego State University (approx. 4.7 miles away); KCBQ “Top 40” Personalities (approx. 6½ miles away); El Camino Real (approx. 6.6 miles away); Mission San Diego de Alcala (approx. 6.6 miles away); The Church (approx. 6.6 miles away); The Campanario (approx. 6.7 miles away).
Also see . . . The Bancroft Ranch House Museum. The adobe house and surrounding grounds have a long history, mostly due to the presence of a nearby spring. In May of 1863, Judge Augustus S. Ensworth, of San Diego, filed claim to 160 acres of land that included the spring. He built a two room adobe on the property, the first house erected by a white man in the eastern part of San Diego County. (Submitted on January 18, 2012.)
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