History Blog: Historic Markers of Washington Township

The Washington Township Historical Society publishes a survey of local historical markers.

From 1977 to 1981, the Washington Township Historical Society (WTHS) placed plaques at six historic locations in Fremont. The WTHS is looking to add to those plaques, including at least one in Newark and one in Union City.

Before determining where to place a plaque, the WTHS did a survey of all of the historic plaques in Washington Township (Fremont, Newark, Union City).

The survey listed State historical markers, markers put up by a City, and markers placed by different local and national historical groups. The markers cover well known historical locations like Mission San Jose (which has three different markers), and the first Alameda County Courthouse, to lesser known historical locations like the Henry Curtner Mansion and the Hiriam Davis Property.

A total of 32 markers were located in the survey. Twenty eight of them in Fremont, and two in Newark and two in Union City.

The survey details the locations of the marker, the inscription of the marker, when it was placed and who it was placed by. The survey does show that a few of the markers went missing, esp. a state historical marker for the Leland Stanford Winery.

The survey has been published by the WTHS on their website at the following location: http://washingtontownshiphist.org/WTmarkers.pdf

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