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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Antioch, California

Clickable Map of Contra Costa 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> Contra Costa County, CA (451) Alameda County, CA (548) Marin County, CA (217) Sacramento County, CA (328) San Francisco County, CA (641) San Joaquin County, CA (94) Solano County, CA (97) Sonoma County, CA (127)  ContraCostaCounty(451) Contra Costa County (451)  AlamedaCounty(548) Alameda County (548)  MarinCounty(217) Marin County (217)  SacramentoCounty(328) Sacramento County (328)  (641) San Francisco City and County (641)  SanJoaquinCounty(94) San Joaquin County (94)  SolanoCounty(97) Solano County (97)  SonomaCounty(127) Sonoma County (127)
Martinez is the county seat for Contra Costa County
Antioch is in Contra Costa County
      Contra Costa County (451)  
      Alameda County (548)  
      Marin County (217)  
      Sacramento County (328)  
      San Francisco City and County (641)  
      San Joaquin County (94)  
      Solano County (97)  
      Sonoma County (127)  
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1California (Contra Costa County), Antioch — Antioch Fibreboard Company
Dedicated to the men and women who worked at the Antioch Fibreboard Company Founded in 1889 by M.D. Keeney and Sons and known as Enterprise Paper Mill. Purchased in 1900 by Brown brothers. Destroyed by fire in 1912 and . . . Map (db m185761) HM
2California (Contra Costa County), Antioch — Antioch High School Cupola
Upon the closing of Riverview Union High School in the fall of 1931, Live Oak (later to become Antioch Unified) School District opened a new high school on D Street. This cupola, which at the time had a Mayflower weathervane atop, was placed . . . Map (db m93603) HM
3California (Contra Costa County), Antioch — Birthplace of Antioch
This Plaque commemorates the arrival of the first settlers in Antioch. September 16, 1850 Led by Captain George W. Kimball the party sailed from Maine aboard the California Packet No.2 March 1850 And reached San Francisco Bay August . . . Map (db m37593) HM
4California (Contra Costa County), Antioch — Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve
INDIANS have lived in the greater Bay Area for thousands of years. Black Diamond was located in the backcountry between three tribes: Chupcan (Concord), Volvon (Clayton), and Ompin (Pittsburg). All spoke the Bay Miwok language. With the arrival . . . Map (db m198457) HM
5California (Contra Costa County), Antioch — City of Antioch War Dog Memorial
You protected us on the field of battle. You watched over our eternal rest. You will not be forgotten. We are forever grateful. Dedicated in memory of Specialist 4th Class George D. (Doug) Deitrick and his scout dog, Egor (75IM), . . . Map (db m93604) WM
6California (Contra Costa County), Antioch — David Watts, Theophilus Watts and Thomas D. JamesIn Memory of
These young Welshmen died far from home in an 1876 mine accident. Despite hard times, these people of Nortonville pitched in to erect a white bronze monument on this site. This plaque keeps their memory alive.Map (db m199137) HM
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7California (Contra Costa County), Antioch — F & AM - Antioch-Brentwood Lodge #175 Building
This plaque commemorates 140 continuous years of Masonry in Antioch and the 100th anniversary of this building. The building was constructed as the Belshaw Theater in 1905. It was purchased by the Antioch Masonic Lodge in 1923 and modified to serve . . . Map (db m37579) HM
8California (Contra Costa County), Antioch — Greathouse PortalA Hidden World Awaits
Take a moment and gaze down the Greathouse Portal, your entrance into vast underground spaces filled with an intriguing human and geologic history. What was once the ocean floor provided raw materials (silica sand) for glass making during the early . . . Map (db m197397) HM
9California (Contra Costa County), Antioch — Independent Mine
These stones and bolts are the remains of the Independent Shaft hoist works. The depression to your right marks the location of the 710-foot sealed shaft, the most northerly mine entry on the Mt. Diablo Coal Field. The boiler attached to the bolts . . . Map (db m93610) HM
10California (Contra Costa County), Antioch — July 4, Anno Domini, 1951
This city was named 100 years ago for Antioch in Syria were the disciples of Jesus Christ were first called Christians. -- (Acts 11:26) Today we rededicate ourselves to him in grateful memory of our founding fathers who envisioned a city and a . . . Map (db m93607) HM
11California (Contra Costa County), Antioch — Mount Diablo Coal Field
Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve is the site of California's largest coal field. From the mid-1850s to the early 1900s, a dozen mines supplied nearly four million tons of coal to the expanding urban and industrial centers of the San Francisco . . . Map (db m197398) HM
12California (Contra Costa County), Antioch — 932 — Mount Diablo Coal Field
From 1860 to 1906, this area was the largest coal mining district in California. Five towns (Nortonville, Somersville, Stewartville, Judsonville and West Hartley) grew up around twelve major mines. Today the towns are gone. The buildings having been . . . Map (db m139449) HM
13California (Contra Costa County), Antioch — Old Antioch's Railroads
The advent of trains determined the life or death of small communities in California. Antioch became doubly blessed when two different train routes came through the town. The San Pablo and Tulare Railroad first staked out the route between 1876 . . . Map (db m186006) HM
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14California (Contra Costa County), Antioch — Riverview Union High School
This was the first high school constructed in Contra Costa County. Supported by the Womans Club of Antioch, the first joint communities bond was passed in 1908 for $20,000 by Antioch, Pittsburg, Somersville, Nortonville and Live Oak. Charles . . . Map (db m91845) HM
15California (Contra Costa County), Antioch — Sidney Flat
This area was the original site of the coal mining town of Somersville. The town was located here because of the availability of good drinking water. When the railroad arrived in 1866, water could be hauled from the San Joaquin River and the town . . . Map (db m93608) HM
16California (Contra Costa County), Antioch — Somersville Townsite
From the mid-1850s to the early 1900s, this was the site of an active coal mining town. Somersville was one of five towns that existed during the mining boom of the Mt. Diablo Coal Field. At the peak of operation, it is believed that Somersville and . . . Map (db m93628) HM
17California (Contra Costa County), Antioch — The Cannery Lady
In the early 19th century many canneries operated throughout California. The rich agricultural and fishing areas of east Contra Costa County hosted a number of canneries and packing sheds. The picturesque Antioch waterfront was home to two canneries . . . Map (db m18292) HM
18California (Contra Costa County), Antioch — The McCoy Cook House
This little house built by the McCoy's in 1861, at their ranch on the side of Kirker Pass, served as their first home. As time passed and the ranch became established, a much larger farmhouse was built for the family. It was then that the 2 room . . . Map (db m93574) HM
19California (Contra Costa County), Antioch — The Woman's Club of Antioch
Eleven women founded the Woman's Club of Antioch in February, 1902. They pledged to "improve and beautify the town, to do any business which shall promote the educational, industrial, benevolent, social or political welfare of its members or the . . . Map (db m93605) HM
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Sep. 28, 2022