#0722 Site of the Murder of Dr. John Marsh


#0722 Site of the Murder of Dr. John Marsh

Site information:

Across street from 4575 Pacheco Blvd, Martinez

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


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Dr. John Marsh, California pioneer, murdered here September 24, 1856.

Plaque placed by the California State Park Commission in cooperation with the Martinez Horsemen's Association, February 22, 1960.

OHP description:

Dr. Marsh, who practiced medicine throughout the state from his home near Brentwood, purchased Rancho Meganos in 1837. On his way home from Martinez, he was murdered here by ruffians on September 24, 1856.

Registered 1/11/1960