Monterey County, California Historical Records

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Monterey County, California

Historical Records

First Monterey Protestant Church, Monterey CA 1876The first Protestant church was the St. James Episcopal Church, built in Monterey, California in 1876. In 1970, it was moved from its original site on Franklin and High Streets and now houses the Mayo-Hayes-O'Donnell Historical Library.

This site will contain a variety of information related to Monterey County history. Entering such information is time consuming. If you are interested in this locale, check back occasionally to see any additions or changes. January 5, 2001.


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Monterey County Historical Society

California Historical Society Index

California History Online

Monterey County Towns

Monterey Military History

I am unable to do look-ups, but you might check out the Monterey County Genweb Page, browse or search the Monterey mailing list at Rootsweb, use the Monterey message board, or use the volunteer listing at Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness


Monterey Wharf Number 1Monterey Wharf

The original wharf near this location was first built in 1845. Earlier ships unloading needed to use small boats to land directly on the beach.

Peninsula Community Hospital, CarmelPeninsula Community Hospital, Carmel, in 1942

Many Monterey Peninsula residents were born in this hospital before the new, larger Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula was built on Holman Highway in 1959.