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King City in Monterey County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Jolon

 
 
Jolon Marker image. Click for full size.
By James King, September 23, 2012
1. Jolon Marker
Inscription. The town of Jolon (pronounced Hōe-Lōne) was established in the 1860s to meet the needs of miners traveling to the Los Burros Mining District on the coast. It later developed into the center of commercial and social activity in southern Monterey County.

Its gradual demise began with the completion of the Southern Pacific Railroad and the subsequent development of the King City area.

The town came under ownership of William Randolph Hearst in the 1920s. In 1940 Hearst sold the property to the U.S. Army, its current owner.
 
Erected 1990 by Monterey Viejo Chapter 1846, E Clampus Vitus.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 35° 58.25′ N, 121° 10.483′ W. Marker is in King City, California, in Monterey County. Marker is on Jolon Road (County Route G14) 0.2 miles north of Mission Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. This marker is 300 feet east of Jolon Road on a short, unnamed, gravel, side road, 1200 feet south of the Dutton Hotel. Marker is in this post office area: King City CA 93930, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dutton Hotel
Jolon General Merchandise Building image. Click for full size.
By James King, September 23, 2012
2. Jolon General Merchandise Building
This building is also known as The Tidball Store and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on 12/12/1976
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Jose Mario Gil Adobe (approx. one mile away); The Hacienda (approx. 4.7 miles away); De Anza Expedition 1775 - 1776 (approx. 5.2 miles away); First Marriage in California (approx. 5.2 miles away); Lockwood (approx. 5.7 miles away); Pleyto (approx. 12.3 miles away).
 
Regarding Jolon. This building is one of the few remaining buildings in Jolon - Determining that the local watering hole was an attractive nuisance, the Army bulldozed the road house and several other buildings at the intersection of Jolon Road and Mission Road in the late 1990s.
 
Also see . . .  National Register of Historic Places Listing. This is the official database listing. (Submitted on November 10, 2012, by James King of San Miguel, California.) 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
General Merchandise And Farm Implements image. Click for full size.
By James King, September 23, 2012
3. General Merchandise And Farm Implements
The Tidball Store image. Click for full size.
By Neil Wollesen, July 27, 1975
4. The Tidball Store
National Register of Historic Places NRIS-76000503
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2012, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 348 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 25, 2012, by James King of San Miguel, California.   4. submitted on October 5, 2012. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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