SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
 

1173 Listings

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Population: 1,682,585     2000 census
Area: 826,380 Acres
County Seat:* San Jose 1850 - present
State Capitol San Jose (December 1849 - 1851)
Date: February 18, 1850 Original county

 

Mining Districts
Name Type
   
   
   
Spanish Missions

Name

Date

Date Restored
Old Site of Mission Santa Clara De Asis
(called Mission Santa Clara De Thamien)
(site 1)
January 17, 1777  
Mission Santa Clara De Asis
(site 2)
1780  
Mission Santa Clara De Asis
(site 3)
1784-1818
1818-1824 (interim)
 
Mission Santa Clara De Asis
(site 4)
1824 Completed in 1825
Mission Santa Clara De Asis
(site 4)
  Presently a replica built in 1927-8
Historical Landmarks
Number

Name

Date
249 Old Adobe Woman's Club (Pena Adobe) 1792
250 Old Sites of Mission Santa Clara De Asis and Old Spanish Bridge January 17, 1777
259 Vasquez Tree and Site of 21-Mile House 1852
260 Santa Clara Campaign Treaty Site January 7, 1847
338 Mission Santa Clara De Asis
(site 4)
1825
339 New Almaden Mine 1845
339-1 New Almaden Mine 1845
416 Edwin Markham Home  
417 First Normal School in California (San Jose State College)
May 2, 1862
once called "Minns' Evening Normal School" (1857)
1868
433 First Site of El Pueblo De San Jose De Guadalupe November 29, 1777
434 Site of "City Gardens" - Nursery of Louis Pellier Ocotber, 1850
435 Saratoga 1850
447 Gubersville July 5, 1882
448 Patchen 1850
458 Forbes flour Mill 1854
461 Site of Californias First State Capitol December 1849
489 Moreland School 1851
505 Almaden Vineyards 1852
524 Site of Juana Briones De Miranda Home on Rancho La Purisima Concepcion 1856
644 Martin Murphy Home and Estate (site) 1849
733 Paul Masson Mountain Winery 1852
800 Arroyo De San Joseph cupertino 1769
813 Montgomery Hill  
834 Eadweard Muybridge and the Development of Motion Pictures 1878
836 Pioneer Electronics Research Laboratory 1909
854 Old Post Office
(San Jose)
1892
857 John Adams Squire House 1904
866 Luis Maria Peralta Adobe  
868 Winchester House 1884-1922
888 Hayes Mansion 1904
895 Hostess House  
898 Roberto (1836) -Sunol (1847) Adobe 1836
902 First Unitarian Church of San Jose 1892
903 Kotani-En 1924
904 Charles Copeland Morse Residence 1892
910 St. Joseph's Catholic Church April 22, 1877
913 Lou Henry Hoover House 1919
945 First Successful Introduction of the Honeybee to California March, 1853
952 Site of Worlds First Broadcasting Station 1909
969 Home Site of Sarah Wallis  
976 Birthplace of "Silicone Valley" 1938
1000 Site of Invention of First Commercially Practicable Integrated Circuit 1959
1017 Gilroy Yamato Hot Springs Resort 1865

 

Census Totals

1850 1860 1870 1880
6,764
Lost- reconstructed in
1852 by State
11,912 26,246 35,113

 

Territorial History

1850 One of the 27 original counties
  Territory from Santa Clara to Alameda (1853)

 

* County was originally to be named San Jose County.
Named for the Mission Santa Clara.

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