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San Joaquin County (Calif.) Assessors' Plat Books
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Historical Sketch
  • Scope and Content
  • Access Points

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: San Joaquin County (Calif.) Assessors' Plat Books
    Date (inclusive): 1876-1919
    Collection Number: GovRec3
    Location: Erickson vault
    Physical Description: 41 volumes
    Contributing Institution: San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum
    11793 North Micke Grove Road
    Lodi, CA 95240
    Language of Material: Records written in English
    Abstract: This collection includes forty-one bound volumes of assessment maps, each marked with surveying coordinates, that early officials of San Joaquin County, California, compiled annually between 1876 and 1919. Among the data included in each volume are property boundaries, names of owners, significant landmarks, and assessed value of real property.

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    Collection is open for research

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    No access or copyright restrictions.
    Preferred citation: [Volume year], San Joaquin County, California, Assessors' Plat Books, GovRec3, San Joaquin County Historical Society and Museum, Lodi, California

    Historical Sketch

    San Joaquin County traces its political origins to California's entry into the Union in 1850. By then, the County had already demonstrated its strategic value as a gateway to California's Central Valley and southern gold fields during the Gold Rush of 1849. As Gold Fever subsided, settlers also recognized the value of the County's soil and the potential for agricultural development. The volumes included in this collection reflect intensified farming and increasingly concentrated ownership that characterized the County during the last part of the nineteenth century and the opening of the twentieth. During that period, the County's population tripled, from approximately twenty-four thousand to seventy-nine thousand.

    Scope and Content

    This collection of San Joaquin County Assessors' Plat Books, which is arranged chronologically, spans the years 1876 to 1919. All volumes are handwritten, and each includes approximately eighty maps that describe property holdings throughout the County. Among other data included in each book are names of landowners, assessed values of real property, and significant landmarks.

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    Subjects:

    Maps--California--History
    San Joaquin County (Calif.)--History