Pioneer Hill / Lockeford

Pioneer Hill / Lockeford (HM78D)

Location: Lockeford, CA 95237 San Joaquin County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 10.081', W 121° 9.44'

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Pioneer Hill
It was on this hill that Dr. Dean Jewett Locke and his brother Elmer H. Locke built the first cabin of this section in 1851. Disturbed by grizzly bears, they spent their first nights in the oak trees. Dr. Locke, physician for the Boston and Newton Joint Stock Company, left Boston April 16, 1849, crossing the plains. Arriving at Sacramento, Sept. 16, 1849 he built and maintained a ford across the Mokelumne River and because of this fact his wife, Delia Hanford Locke, in 1859 named the town he layed out on his ranch.

Luther Locke, his father, was Postmaster of the first Post Office established in 1861. Dr. Locke was born in Langdon N.H. April 16, 1823, and died at Lockeford May 4, 1887.
HM NumberHM78D
Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series.
Year Placed1936
Placed ByStockton Parlor No. 256, Native Daughters of the Golden West (July 18, 1936)
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 11:46am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 661418 N 4226061
Decimal Degrees38.16801667, -121.15733333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 10.081', W 121° 9.44'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 10' 4.86" N, 121° 9' 26.40" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 20202 Elliot Rd, Lockeford CA 95237, US
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