The First Adobe Home in Campbell

The First Adobe Home in Campbell (HM2EHW)

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N 37° 17.064', W 121° 57.532'

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California used to be part of Spain and then Mexico. Vast ranchos were granted to worthy citizens. In 1840 Mexican Governor Juan Alvarado granted Rancho Rinconada de los Gatos (corner of the cougars) to brothers-in-law Sebastian Fabian Peralta and José Maria Hernandez.
The 6,631 acre rancho included what is today about 1/3 of Campbell; parts of San José and Saratoga; as well as Los Gatos and Monte Sereno. Like most rancheros, Peralta and Hernandez raised thousands of cattle and sheep. Around 1847, Peralta built an adobe home at the northern-most point of their rancho, near the spot you are presently standing. He live here with his wife Maria Paula Sepulveda and their children Antonio, Miguel, Mariana, Julia and Rita.
Year Placed2018
Placed ByCalifornia Pioneers of Santa Clara County, City of Campbell
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Date Added Friday, February 22nd, 2019 at 1:03pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 592291 N 4126930
Decimal Degrees37.28440000, -121.95886667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 17.064', W 121° 57.532'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 17' 3.84" N, 121° 57' 31.92" W
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