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Oceanside in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Andrew Jackson Myers

(April 10, 1840 - February 28, 1907)

 
 
Andrew Jackson Myers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, October 14, 2010
1. Andrew Jackson Myers Marker
Inscription. On this site is the former homestead of the founder of Oceanside, Andrew Jackson (A.J.) Myers. A native of La Salle County Illinois, A. J. Myers was born in 1840, and lived for a time in San Joaquin County, California in 1852. He served in the military during the Civil War. In the late 1880's, he returned to California and lived in the San Luis Rey Township in 1881, near the Mission San Luis Rey.

In 1882, A.J. Myers moved on the land embracing the original town site of Oceanside. A patent for the land establishing the town site was issued in 1883 by the Federal government. Myers founded the Oceanside Water Company, which was critical to the development of early Oceanside. Myers and his wife Sophia and 4 of their 9 children are buried in the San Luis Rey Cemetery. Andrew Jackson Myers was known throughout San Diego County for his active encouragement, and benefits to the people of this community.
 
Location. 33° 11.822′ N, 117° 22.827′ W. Marker is in Oceanside, California, in San Diego County. Marker is on North Coast Highway south of Civic Center Drive, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 330 North Coast Highway, Oceanside CA 92054, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this
Andrew Jackson Myers Marker & Oceanside Public Library image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, October 14, 2010
2. Andrew Jackson Myers Marker & Oceanside Public Library
marker, measured as the crow flies. Oceanside Pier (approx. mile away); Remember Pearl Harbor (approx. 1.1 miles away); Alligator Marines (approx. 1.8 miles away); Boys of '45 (approx. 2 miles away); Retreat Hell! (approx. 2 miles away); The Magee House (approx. 2.9 miles away); St. Michael's By-the-Sea Episcopal Church (approx. 3 miles away); The Carlsbad Theatre (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oceanside.
 
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Oceanside Civic Center image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, October 14, 2010
3. Oceanside Civic Center
Oceanside Civic Center Fountain image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, October 14, 2010
4. Oceanside Civic Center Fountain
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 8, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 636 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 8, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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