William Richardson Historical

William Richardson Historical (HM1XM0)

Location: Sausalito, CA 94965 Marin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 51.462', W 122° 28.728'

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Founder of Sausalito

—1795 - 1856 —

In 1822, English-born Richardson arrived in San Francisco Bay on the whaler "Orion." After his baptism at Mission Dolores, he married Maria Antonia Martinez, daughter of the Commandante of the Presidio. In 1835, he founded Pueblo Yerba Buena, later named San Francisco. Appointed Captain of the Port, he dutifully served there for over a decade. Richardson was granted a 19,000 acre peninsula known as Rancho Sausalito, extending from the bay to the ocean and from the Golden Gate to Mt. Tamalpias. In 1956, he died landless. Richardson Bay exists as a tribute to the founder of Sausalito.
HM NumberHM1XM0
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed1999
Placed ByE Clampus Vitus, Yerba Buena No. 1
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, April 1st, 2017 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 545848 N 4190154
Decimal Degrees37.85770000, -122.47880000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 51.462', W 122° 28.728'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 51' 27.72" N, 122° 28' 43.68" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)415
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-138 Spinnaker Dr, Sausalito CA 94965, US
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