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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Merced County, California

Clickable Map of Merced County, California and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Merced County, CA (35) Fresno County, CA (116) Madera County, CA (39) Mariposa County, CA (98) San Benito County, CA (52) Santa Clara County, CA (573) Stanislaus County, CA (100)  MercedCounty(35) Merced County (35)  FresnoCounty(116) Fresno County (116)  MaderaCounty(39) Madera County (39)  MariposaCounty(98) Mariposa County (98)  SanBenitoCounty(52) San Benito County (52)  SantaClaraCounty(573) Santa Clara County (573)  StanislausCounty(100) Stanislaus County (100)
Merced is the county seat for Merced County
Adjacent to Merced County, California
      Fresno County (116)  
      Madera County (39)  
      Mariposa County (98)  
      San Benito County (52)  
      Santa Clara County (573)  
      Stanislaus County (100)  
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1 California, Merced County, Atwater — A Comrade’s Tribute to Brig. Gen. Frederick W. Castle A.A.F.1908-1944
The heart is torn of late by the almost daily reports of heroes killed in action: Bottcher, Preddy, and now Castle. They all seem to have been made from a knightly stamp. Gallant and chivalrous men whom the Gods themselves will welcome. Brig. Gen. . . . Map (db m108918) WM
2 California, Merced County, Atwater — 145-7 — Castle Air Force Base
Opened in 1941 as Army Air Corps Basic Flying School, its mission was pilot and aircrew training. In 1943 it was renamed Merced Army Airfield, and in 1948 the base was again renamed to Castle Air Force Base after Brigadier General Frederick W. . . . Map (db m219440) HM
3 California, Merced County, Atwater — Castle Memorial Parade Ground
Dedicated to those airmen from Castle Air Force Base who gave their lives in the service of the United States of America.Map (db m108919) WM
4 California, Merced County, Gustine — Enterprise School
This building house the Enterprise School 1887 – 1911 Gustine’s first school moved to this site in 1911 Restored in 1981 by William J. Hayes Mary Lou Hayes 368 Fifth St., GustineMap (db m68941) HM
5 California, Merced County, Gustine — Gustine Memorial Swimming Pool
Dedicated to the man and women of this community who served their nation during World War II Gustine Recreation Commission N.D. Zappettini – Chairman • Leo Bizzini • Joseph Caldeira • Dan ??alatro • Guido Pometto • Harry Schmidt • . . . Map (db m211792) WM
6 California, Merced County, Gustine — Gustine MuseumMerced County Courthouse/Jail
This Mission Revival Style building, the only surviving one of four, constructed in 1911 in Gustine as a justice court and served as Township No. 6's jail from 1911 to 1980. Leased by the Gustine Historical Society in 1985 and refurbished with the . . . Map (db m26272) HM
7 California, Merced County, Gustine — Harry P. Schmidt Building
This building was donated May 29, 1973, by the Independent Insurance Agents Association of Merced County in recognition of Harry P. Schmidt’s 28 years of public service as county supervisor of Merced County. Merced County Independent Insurance . . . Map (db m212243) HM
8 California, Merced County, Gustine — Men of Gustine War MemorialSacrificed their lives serving Our County
They gave up their Tomorrows so we could have our Todays Pvt. Manuel M. Lopes, Army, 1895 - 1920, WWI – Europe, American Legion Post 240 – Named in his honor • S.F.C. Frank A. Salsa, Jr., Navy, 1918 – 1944, K.I.A. – Anzio . . . Map (db m69131) WM
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9 California, Merced County, Gustine/Santa Nella — First Marine Division – FMF
Dedicated To those men of the First Marine Division – FMF Who gave their lives in the service of their County World War II, Korea, Vietnam Southwest AsiaMap (db m38742) HM
10 California, Merced County, Gustine/Santa Nella — San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery
This cemetery is dedicated to the memory of all the patriotic men and women who answered their country’s call to service. Their inspiring contribution will help preserve in the hearts and lives of all Americans the spirit of patriotism, the love . . . Map (db m38731) HM
11 California, Merced County, Gustine/Santa Nella — United States Submariners Memorial
These trees are dedicated to the memory of those United States Submariners who made the ultimate sacrifice, so that we might live in freedom.Map (db m38981) HM
12 California, Merced County, Hilmar — Irwin City
W.A. Irwin came from Santa Monica, California, where as a developer, he owned thousands of acres and established colony tracts. He laid out Irwin City, which was surveyed by George Manuel, and had it recorded on May 8, 1907. The colony was less than . . . Map (db m62790) HM
13 California, Merced County, Hilmar — Louisa Jane Cox
Louisa Jane Cox was a member of the first party to come by ox team through the Pacheco Pass to Merced County. With her family she camped in this grove in 1850 and settled at Cox’s Ferry. She married James J. Stevinson in 1855 and resided in this . . . Map (db m213848) HM
14 California, Merced County, Hilmar — Merced River Bridge
Historic Bridge Merced River Bridge 1910Map (db m213844) HM
15 California, Merced County, Le Grand — The Old Millerton Road Crossed Here
From Stockton to Los Angeles via Millerton where the Friant Dam now is, was the first, and for many years the main road used by goldseekers and settlers. The route followed the edge of the hills to be near the mines and to provide a firm roadbed in . . . Map (db m61343) HM
16 California, Merced County, Los Banos — 548 — Canal Farm Inn
This original San Joaquin Valley Ranch headquarters of California pioneer and cattle baron Henry Miller (1827-1916), was established in 1873. His farsighted planning, development in the 1870’s of a vast gravity irrigation system, and the founding of . . . Map (db m46958) HM
17 California, Merced County, Los Banos — Guglielmo Marconi1874 - 1937
Who giving voice to silence benefitted the world irradiating a new glorious light upon Italy I Figli D'Italia of Los Banos Devoted to their great country of adoption but unforgetful of their mother country, in perpetual . . . Map (db m41187) HM
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18 California, Merced County, Los Banos — Henry MillerJuly 21, 1827 - October 14, 1916
There is one description of Henry Miller, California's cattle king, that sums up his contributions to this community: Henry Miller - Founding Father of Los Banos. Born 1827 in Brackenheim, Kingdom of Wurtemberg, Germany, Miller left the family . . . Map (db m41164) HM
19 California, Merced County, Los Banos — 141-5 — Lone Willow Station
Initially a Landmark On this site there was a single willow tree on the banks of a slough. The willow could be seen for miles around and the vaqueros named the landmark “Palo Solo”, renamed by the immigrant pioneers as Lone Willow. Stage . . . Map (db m176284) HM
20 California, Merced County, Los Banos — 550 — Los Banos
Los Baños (The Baths) del Padre Arroyo was a favorite bathing place for padres from San Juan Bautista Mission during their travels to San Joaquin Valley. Visited as early as 1805 by Spanish explorers, its name was changed to Los Banos Creek by . . . Map (db m92940) HM
21 California, Merced County, Los Banos — San Luis Camp Adobe
Oldest building in Merced County built in 1848 by Francisco Perez Pacheco and his son on Rancho San Luis Gonzaga. Later a stopping place for vaqueros while driving cattle to the gold fields. Eventually became part of Rancho Santa Rita. Long owned by . . . Map (db m68940) HM
22 California, Merced County, Los Banos — The Old Adobe of Rancho San Luis Gonzaga
At a watering hole on the east side of Pacheco Pass, Juan Pacheco built this adobe for his rancho in the early 1840’s. The gun ports in the walls are visible reminders of the dangers from Yokuts Indians, marauding bands of ex-Mission Indians, and . . . Map (db m63503) HM
23 California, Merced County, Los Banos — Woolgrowers
Built in the 1890’s, this establishment has served the community continuously for over 100 years. Early on, it was a way station for immigrants and travelers alike. Having a restaurant and rooms upstairs, it was a welcome sight for passengers from . . . Map (db m95074) HM
24 California, Merced County, Merced — 934 — Merced Assembly Center
This was one of 15 temporary detention camps established during World War II to incarcerate persons of Japanese ancestry, a majority of whom were American citizens, without specific charges or trial. From May to September 1942, 4669 residents of . . . Map (db m128365) HM
25 California, Merced County, Merced — Merced County CourthouseDedicated May 7, 1875
The Merced County seat was relocated to Merced in 1872 from the original location in Snelling. At that time this building was designed by A.A. Bennett of San Francisco and constructed by A.W. Burrell of Oakland. Dedicated to the memory of the . . . Map (db m204307) HM
26 California, Merced County, Merced — Merced County Veterans Memorial
Marker One: Spanish-American War 1898-1902 World War I 1914-1918 World War II 1941-1945 The Korean War 1950-1953 Dominican Republic 1965 The Vietnam War 1959-1975 Lebanon Intervention 1983 Grenada Intervention 1983-1984 . . . Map (db m204554) HM
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27 California, Merced County, Santa Nella — In Memory of Korean War Veterans
In Memory of Korean War Veterans This monument, created in Republic of Korea, is erected here to forever remember the honorable sacrifices of fallen soldiers during the Korean War 6.25한국전쟁에서 . . . Map (db m213837) WM
28 California, Merced County, Santa Nella — In Memory of Korean War VeteransThanks and Honor
한국전 정전 60주년 기념 "한국전 참전용사의 해"를 맞 이하여 이곳에 . . . Map (db m213841) WM
29 California, Merced County, Santa Nella — 829 — Pacheco Pass
On June 18, 1805, Lieutenant Gabriel Moraga, on his first exploratory journey into the San Joaquin Valley traversed this pass and recorded it. Since then it has been trail, toll road, stagecoach road, and freeway -- the principal route between . . . Map (db m70493) HM
30 California, Merced County, Santa Nella — Remember Pearl Harbor
Dec, 7 1941 Keep America Alert Presented by Pearl Harbor Survivors Association Dedicated November 11, 1993Map (db m213842) WM
31 California, Merced County, Santa Nella — The Chosin FewKorea • November–December 1950
. . . Map (db m213838) HM WM
32 California, Merced County, Santa Nella — The Remembrance Memorial for California Korean War Veterans
To the 2,495 men from California who during the Korean War, 25 June 1950 to 27 July 1953, gave their last measure of valor to their country. On this wall are men killed in action, mission in action, or who died prisoners of war. May this memorial . . . Map (db m213834) WM
33 California, Merced County, Snelling — First Court Housein Merced County
Erected 1857 This monument commemorates the Seventy-fifth anniversary of the organization of Merced County and is dedicated to the memory our pioneers by Yosemite Parlor No. 24, N.S.G.W. Merced May 20, 1930Map (db m7325) HM
34 California, Merced County, Snelling — Merced Falls
First known as California Ranche Crossing, then as Belt’s Ferry. The site of a large Indian Rancheria. The Post Office at Merced Falls opened Sept. 4. 1856. The flour and woolen mills were built in 1854 and 1867. The town was destroyed by fire in . . . Map (db m46956) HM
35 California, Merced County, Winton — The Montpelier-Oakdale Railroad1890 to 1942
This important Southern Pacific Route was called by many names, also including, "The Stockton-Tulare Railroad", "The Oakdale Line", "The Oakdale-Montpelier Railroad", and "The Eastside Route". There were North and South bound trains daily. . . . Map (db m91847) HM
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Jun. 9, 2023