"Alcalde" (HM1AZV)

Location: Gilroy, CA 95020 Santa Clara County
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N 37° 0.422', W 121° 34.118'

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John Cameron Gilroy

— "Legacy of Gilroy" Commemorating the Historic Hospitality District —

John Cameron Gilroy
circa 1854

John Cameron Gilroy, native of Scotland, arrived in Spanish California in 1814, and became the first permanent English speaking settler. He married Maria Clara de la Ascencion Ortega, daughter of the family that owned Rancho San Ysidro, and together they had seventeen children. Inheriting a third of the rancho through his wife, Gilroy became a prominent landholder who served many years as the local alcalde (mayor) and later as a Justice of the Peace.

John Gilroy exemplified the early California tradition of hospitality that sheltered travelers, welcomed guests and celebrated life.

A Community Partnership

City of Gilroy
Gilroy Public Art Committee
Rotary Clubs of Gilroy

Marlene Amerian, Sculptor
Year Placed2008
Placed ByCity of Gilroy, Gilroy Public Art Committee & Rotary Clubs of Gilroy
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 1:58am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 627349 N 4096610
Decimal Degrees37.00703333, -121.56863333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 0.422', W 121° 34.118'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 0' 25.32" N, 121° 34' 7.08" W
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Area Code(s)408, 805
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7400-7422 Monterey St, Gilroy CA 95020, US
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