Rockville Station

Rockville Station (HMKGM)

Location: Fairfield, CA 94534 Solano County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 14.658', W 122° 7.335'

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In Search of the Pony Express - Station Marker

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Dedicated April 23, 1998
Rockville House
Added Station
Apr. 3, 1860 - Sep. 8, 1861
By
Rockville Inn
Floyd & Lillian Hembree
Joseph C. Wolfskill Family
Ramirez Towing - Rudy's Auto Body
Solano #39 (NGSW) Native Sons
Pony Express Trail Association


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The "Rockville House" site was located on the northwest corner of Rockville and Suisun Valley Roads. This was a settlement and stage stop along the road between Sacramento and Benicia. Located here was a hotel, a blacksmith's shop and a few stores. The use of stone to construct buildings and walls in this area was an attractive feature.

The Pony Express first used this new route on April 23, 1860. The rider left from Vacaville, rode southwest then south to Fairfield. He left Fairfield going west on the Rockville Road for a last relay stop at the "Rockville House" and a fresh horse. He left for Benicia around 5:20 A.M. heading south. He could see Mt. Diablo rising above the southern horizon in the early morning light.

? 1998 Joe Nardone
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HM NumberHMKGM
Series This marker is part of the Pony Express National Historic Trail series
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Year Placed1998
Placed ByPony Express Trail Association and others (see marker text)
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 2:57am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 576808 N 4233285
Decimal Degrees38.24430000, -122.12225000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 14.658', W 122° 7.335'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 14' 39.48" N, 122° 7' 20.10" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)707
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4166 Suisun Valley Rd, Fairfield CA 94534, US
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