#0259 Vasquez Tree and Site of 21-Mile House


#0259 Vasquez Tree and Site of 21-Mile House

Site information:

SW corner of Tennant Ave and Monterey Rd, Morgan Hill

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


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Site of 21-Mile House

This famous tavern and stage stop was located 21 miles from San Jose on the road to Monterey. The 21-Mile House was built in 1852 by William Host beneath a spreading oak that later was called the Vasquez Tree. The house was sold to William Tennant in November 1852. Now destroyed, this stopping station was a place where horses could be changed, fed, and stabled, and where tired and hungry passengers could refresh themselves.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the California Pioneers of Santa Clara County and Mountain Charlie Chapter No. 1850, E Clampus Vitus. June 12, 1982

Registered 9/3/1937