Ranchos to Ranches

Ranchos to Ranches (HM1RYQ)

Location: El Sobrante, CA 94803 Contra Costa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 57.882', W 122° 18.964'

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El Sobrante gets its name from Rancho El Sobrante, "surplus land situated between existing ranchos that in 1841 was granted by the government of Mexico to brothers Juan Jose and Victor Castro. Curiously, El Sobrante's downtown is actually within Rancho San Pablo, an earlier Castro family grant. The Rancho El Sobrante boundary lies 1/4 mile east of and parallel to Appin Way. By the late 1800s, the Castros had lost or sold most of their land. Victor Castro's son, Patricio, continued ranching for most of his life on 100-acres along Castro Ranch Road.
Year Placed2014
Placed ByEl Sobrante Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 560076 N 4202119
Decimal Degrees37.96470000, -122.31606667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 57.882', W 122° 18.964'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 57' 52.92" N, 122° 18' 57.84" W
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Area Code(s)510
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3737 San Pablo Dam Rd, El Sobrante CA 94803, US
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