Dedicated to the Founders of Todos Santos

Dedicated to the Founders of Todos Santos (HMBEP)

Location: Concord, CA 94520 Contra Costa County
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N 37° 58.615', W 122° 2.013'

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{pictured above on the marker (left to right), Don Fernando Pacheco, 1818-1884; Don Salvio Pacheco, 1793-1876; Don Francisco Galindo, 1820-1891}

In 1868 Don Salvio Pacheco; his son, Don Fernando Pacheco; and his son-in-law, Don Francisco Galindo had 20 acres of land, adjacent to the old Pacheco-Clayton road, surveyed for the village they called Todos Santos. It contained 19 residential and commercial blocks and a public plaza. In 1869 building lots were offered at no cost to former merchants and residents of the nearby town of Pacheco which had been battered by flood, fire, and earthquake. Soon many additional settlers arrived. Among them were immigrants - gold and coal miners, and ranchers who desired to take advantage of the opportunity, the climate, and the ideal location of Todos Santos. By 1869, the village had become known as Concord. It was officially incorporated in 1905. Today the City of Concord is the largest in Contra Costa County.

The original central plaza had been dedicated as a public park by the Founders in perpetuity to the people of Todos Santos. By 1970, the park, also identified as Pacheco Square, had been formally designated Todos Santos Plaza. Many varieties of trees and flowers — especially the very popular wisteria — have been grown in the plaza. A bandstand, two naval cannons, a perimeter redwood pergola, and a library have also been located here. This plaza continues to be the focus of our community's social events, celebrations and festivals.

Todos Santo Plaza is designated Concord Historical Landmark
Concord Redevelopment Agency · Concord Historical Society
Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series
Year Placed1994
Placed ByConcord Redevelopment Agency and the Concord Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 1:46pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 584879 N 4203694
Decimal Degrees37.97691667, -122.03355000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 58.615', W 122° 2.013'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 58' 36.90" N, 122° 2' 0.78" W
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Area Code(s)510, 925, 707, 415, 209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2129-2175 Willow Pass Rd, Concord CA 94520, US
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