#0478 Site of San Mateo County's First Sawmill


#0478 Site of San Mateo County's First Sawmill

Site information:

On Portola Rd, 0.2 mi S of intersection of Hwy 84 and Portola Rd, Woodside

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


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

First Saw Mill

About 300 feet south of this monument, on the banks of the Alambique Creek, stood San Mateo County's first sawmill, built by Charles Brown in 1847. About the same time, Dennis Martin was building a second mill on San Francisquito Creek. Both were run by water power and were similar in structure to the famous Sutter's Mill at Coloma.

Marker place by the Board of Supervisors of San Mateo County in cooperation with the San Mateo County Historical Association. Dedicated June 8, 1952.

Registered 11/9/1950