#0503 Site of First County Courthouse


#0503 Site of First County Courthouse

Site information:

30977 Union City Blvd, near Cambridge Way, Union City

Nothing remains of this site, as far as I know.


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

First County Court House

The first court house where Alameda County government began, June 6, 1853. Officials met in two-story wooden building erected by Henry C. Smith and A. M. Church as merchandise store. Seat of government moved to San Leandro in 1856 following vote of people of county in December 1854.

Tablet provided by California State Park Commission. Base furnished by Alameda County Parlors of Native Sons and Daughters Golden West. Dedicated June 6, 1953.

Registered 7/31/1953