SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
 

488 Listings

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Population: 776,733     2000 census
Area: 29,890 Acres
County Seat: San Francisco 1850 - present
Date: February 18, 1850 Original county

 

Mining Districts
Name Type
   
   
   
Spanish Missions

Name

Date

Date Restored
Mission San Francisco De Asis (Mission Delores)  October 9, 1776 original
Historical Landmarks
Number

Name

Date
79 Presidio of San Francisco September 17, 1776
80 Montgomery Block 1853
81 Landing Place of Captain J. B. Montgomery July 9, 1846
82 Castillo De San Joaquin December 8, 1794
83 Shoreline Markers January 24, 1848
84 Rincon Hill 1860
85 Office of the Star Newspaper
Aka The Alta California
January 9, 1847
86 California Theatre January 18, 1869
87 Site of First U. S. Branch Mint in California April 3, 1854
88 Niantic Hotel (Building)  
89 Site of Parrott Granite Block 1852
90 Fort Gunnybags 1856
91 Telegraph Hill 1853
119 Portsmouth Plaza July 9, 1846
192 "El Dorado", "Parker House", and "Dennison's Exchange"  
236 Entrance of the San Carlos into San Francisco Bay August 5, 1775
327 Mission San Francisco De Asis (Mission Delores)  October 9, 1776
328 Long Wharf 1848
408 Site of the First Meeting of Freemasons Held in California November 15, 1849
453 Lucas, Turner & Company Bank (Sherman's Bank) 1854
454 Woodward's Gardens 1866
459 Site of Brick Building of the Firm of Mellus and Howard 1848
462 Site of First Jewish Religious Services in San Francisco September 26, 1849
500 Eastern Terminus of Clay Street Hill Railroad August 1, 1873
587 First Public School 
(in California)
April 3, 1848
623 Union Square January 3, 1850
650 Site of the What Cheer House 1852
691 Sarcophagus of Thomas Starr King  
696 Western Business Headquarters of Russell, Majors, and Waddell - Founders, Owners, and Operators of the Pony Express  
754 Site of the Mark Hopkins Institute of Art February, 1893
760 Site of Laurel Hill Cemetery  
772 Original Site of St. Mary's College August, 1863
784 El Camino Real (as Father Serra Knew it and Helped Blaze it)  
791 Original Site of the Bancroft Library 1881
810 Site of Old St. Mary's Church 1854
819 Hudson's Bay Company Headquarters 1841
841 The Conservatory 1879
861 Site of First California State Fair October 4, 1854
875 Old United States Mint
(San Francisco's Second Mint)
1869
876 City of Paris Building 1896
937 Site of Invention of the Three-Reel Bell Slot Machine 1895
941 Farnsworth's Green Street Lab  
964 Birthplace of the United Nations, War Memorial Complex  
987 Treasure Island - Golden Gate International Exposition 1939-1940 1937
1002 Site of First Dynamite Factory in United States March 19, 1868
1010 Original Site of Third Baptist Church (Formerly The First Colored Baptist Church 1854

 

Census Totals

1850 1860 1870 1880
36,154
Lost - reconstructed in 1852 by State
56,802 149,473 233,956

 

Territorial History

1850 One of the 27 original counties
  Territory from San Francisco to San Mateo (1856)
Boundary alignment did change, to a small degree, the boundary only in the San Francisco Bay and no physical land boundary changed. The water Went to Marin county.

 

Named after the sixth mission in California, Mission San Francisco de Asis a la Laguna de los Dolores (Saint Francis of Assisi at the Lagoon of Sorrows). The mission is now known as "Mission Dolores." 

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