Orinda in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Tres Ranchos Del Sur
Boundary Marker and Monument
—Historic Landmark - The City of Orinda —
October 7, 2003
(The superscripts below refer to the numbers on the marker inset map. identifying the individual ranchos.)
1 Rancho El Sobrante, 20,565 acres granted Victor and Juan Jose Castro by Governor Juan Bautista Alvarado, April 23, 1841.
2 Rancho Acalanes, 3,329 acres granted to Candelario Valencia by Governor Jose Figueroa, August 5, 1834. Sold in 1847 to Elam Brown, founder of Lafayette.
3 Rancho Laguna de Los Palos Colorados, 13,300 acres granted to Joaquin Moraga and Juan Bernal by the Monterey Assembly. "Decree of Concession" signed July 31, 1841.
Location. 37° 52.787′ N, 122° 9.884′ W. Marker is in Orinda, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is on Hillcrest Drive north of Overhill Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 199 Hillcrest Drive, Orinda CA 94563, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Pony Express (approx. one mile Bryant Station Site (approx. one mile away); Lafayette Town Hall (approx. 2.6 miles away); Lafayette House (approx. 2.6 miles away); Dedicated to the Pony Express (approx. 2.7 miles away); Geils Building (approx. 2.7 miles away); Kennedy Tunnel (approx. 3.1 miles away); Joseph Joachin Moraga (approx. 3.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orinda.
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 27, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 230 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 27, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.