#474:  Site of the Former Village of Searsville

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NW corner intersection of Sandhill and Portola Rds, Woodside





State Plaque



From the plaque:

Here stood the lumberman's village of Searsville whose first settler, John Sears, came in 1854. Across the road, westerly from this monument, stood a hotel. The school, store, blacksmith shop, and dwellings were to the southeast, some on the site of the present lake and others overlooking it. Buildings were removed in 1891, as water rose behind the new dam.

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

2009 David Schmitt