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

Lockwood

CA. 93932

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, March 21, 2013
1. Lockwood Marker
Inscription. On July 8, 1885, Lair Patterson applied for new post office located 7 miles south-east of Jolon and asked that it be named Lockwood Post Office. While records in the National Archives do not show the reason for his selection, it has been assumed by most local historians that he did so to honor Belva Ann Lockwood who was the first woman nominated for President of the United States. She was nominated twice, first in 1884 and then in 1888. The Lockwood office was authorized July 23, 1888 with Lair Patterson as the first postmaster.

Today Lockwood is the blend of farming land, vineyards and cattle raising.pastures. With its 18 inch average rainfall (from November thru April) and around 100F sunny summer days, it is ideal place for many locals who call Lockwood home.
 
Location. 35° 56.22′ N, 121° 4.95′ W. Marker is in Lockwood, California, in Monterey County. Marker is at the intersection of Jolon Road and Lockwood-Jolon Road, on the right when traveling west on Jolon Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 67997 Jolon Road, Lockwood CA 93932, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jolon (approx. 5.7 miles away); Dutton Hotel
Lockwood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, March 21, 2013
2. Lockwood Marker
(approx. 5.8 miles away); Jose Mario Gil Adobe (approx. 6.1 miles away); Pleyto (approx. 6.8 miles away); The Hacienda (approx. 10.3 miles away); De Anza Expedition 1775 - 1776 (approx. 10.8 miles away); First Marriage in California (approx. 10.8 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker is on the front of the Lockwood Store.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 14, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 274 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 14, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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