Historic Sites and Points of Interest in Sonoma County

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Sonoma County is the northernmost of the nine San Francisco Bay Area counties and the one with the largest land mass.

The Pomo, Coast Miwok and Wappo peoples were the earliest human settlers of Sonoma County, between 8000 and 5000 BC.

The Russians were the first Europeans to settle in Sonoma County, with the Russian-American Company establishing Fort Ross on the Sonoma coast in 1812.

The Mission San Francisco Solano, founded in 1823 as the last and northernmost of twenty-one California missions, is in the present City of Sonoma at the northern end of El Camino Real.

El Presidio de Sonoma was established in 1836 by Comandante General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo. His duties included keeping an eye on the Russian traders at Fort Ross, secularizing the Mission, maintaining cooperation with the Native Americans of the entire region, and doling out the lands for large estates and ranches.

The City of Sonoma was the site of the Bear Flag Revolt in 1846.

Sonoma was one of the original counties formed when California became a state in 1850.

Name Address City Year Authority ID Sort Address Sort Name
Bear Flag MonumentEast Spain and 1st Street EastSonoma1846California7East SpainBear Flag Monument
Blue Wing Inn133 East Spain StreetSonoma1840California17Spain East 0133Blue Wing Inn
Bodega Bay and HarborDoran Beach RoadBodega Bay1602California833Doran Beach RoadBodega Bay and Harbor
Buena Vista Winery18000 Old Winery RoadSonoma1857California392Old Winery 18000Buena Vista Winery
Buena Vista Winery18000 Old Winery RoadSonoma1857National1986001902Old Winery 18000Buena Vista Winery
Burbank House and Garden200 Block of Santa Rosa AvenueSanta RosaCalifornia234Santa Rosa 0200Burbank House and Garden
Burbank House and Garden200 Block of Santa Rosa AvenueSanta RosaNational1966000241Santa Rosa 0200Burbank House and Garden
Carriger Estate18880 Carriger RoadSonomaNational2001001234Carriger 18880Carriger Estate
Cloverdale Railroad StationRailroad AvenueCloverdaleNational1976000536Railroad AvenueCloverdale Railroad Station
Cnopius House726 College AvenueSanta Rosa1896National1982002277College 0726Cnopius House
Condominium 1110-128 Sea Walk DriveThe Sea Ranch National2005000731Sea WalkCondominium 1
Cooper's SawmillMirabel and River Roads Parking LotMirabel Park1835California835MirabelCooper's Sawmill
Cotati Downtown PlazaOld Redwood Highway and East Cotati AvenueCotati1890California879Old Redwood HighwayCotati Downtown Plaza
De Turk Round Barn819 Donahue StreetSanta Rosa National2004000334Donahue 0819De Turk Round Barn
Ellis-Martin House1197 East Washington StreetPetaluma National2006000915Washington E 1197Ellis-Martin House
Fort Ross19005 Coast HighwayFort Ross SHP 1812California5Route 001 01Fort Ross
Fort Ross19005 Coast HighwayFort Ross SHP 1812National1966000239Route 001 02Fort Ross
Fort Ross Commander's House19005 Coast HighwayFort Ross1812National1970000150Route 001 03Fort Ross Commander's House
Gables4257 Petaluma Hill RoadSanta RosaNational1984001206Petaluma Hill 4257Gables
Geyserville Union SchoolGeyserville Avenue and Schoolhouse LaneGeyservilleNational1979000558GeyservilleGeyserville Union School
Glen Oaks Ranch13255 Sonoma HighwayGlen Ellen1858National1994001223Sonoma Highway 13255Glen Oaks Ranch
Gold Ridge Farm7781 Bodega AvenueSebastopol1885National1978000803Bodega Avenue 7781Gold Ridge Farm
Gould-Shaw House215 North Cloverdale BoulevardCloverdale1862National1992001244North Cloverdale 0215Gould-Shaw House
Guerneville BridgeOld Route 116 Over Russian RiverGuernevilleNational1989000945Highway 116Guerneville Bridge
Haraszthy Villa SiteCastle RoadSonoma1857California392.1CastleHaraszthy Villa Site
Healdsburg Carnegie Library221 Matheson StreetHealdsburg1911National1988000924Matheson 0221Healdsburg Carnegie Library
Hicks House3160 Hicks RoadGratonNational1987001157Hicks 3160Hicks House
Hinds Hotel306 Bohemian HighwayFreestone1873National1979000557Bohemian 0306Hinds Hotel
Hood House7501 Sonoma HighwaySanta Rosa1839California692Sonoma Highway 07501Hood House
Hood House7501 Sonoma HighwaySanta Rosa1839National1997001658Sonoma Highway 07501Hood House
Hotel Chauvet13756 Arnold DriveGlen Ellen1906National1990000117Arnold 13756Hotel Chauvet
Hotel La Rose308 Wilson StreetSanta Rosa1907National1978000802Wilson 0308Hotel La Rose
Icaria-Speranza Utopian CommuneAsti RoadCloverdale1881California981AstiIcaria-Speranza Utopian Commune
Isaac East Shaw Building219 North Cloverdale BoulevardCloverdale1875National1990002155North Cloverdale 0219Isaac East Shaw Building
Italian Swiss ColonyAsti Post Office RoadAsti1881California621Asti Post Office RoadItalian Swiss Colony
Jack London RanchJack London State Historic ParkGlen Ellen1919California743Jack London State Historic ParkJack London Ranch
Jack London RanchJack London State Historic ParkGlen Ellen1919National1966000240Jack London State Historic ParkJack London Ranch
Knipp and Stengel Ranch BarnState Highway 1 and Wild IrisSea RanchNational1987000005Highway 0001Knipp and Stengel Ranch Barn
Laughlin House414 Aviation BoulevardSanta RosaNational1979000563Aviation 0414Laughlin House
Llano Road Roadhouse4353 Gravenstein Highway NorthSebastopol1850National1978000804Gravenstein 4353Llano Road Roadhouse
Lumsden House727 Mendocino AvenueSanta Rosa1901National1983001245Mendocino 0727Lumsden House
Madrona Knoll Rancho District1001 Westside RoadHealdsburg1880National1987000573Westside 1001Madrona Knoll Rancho District
McDonald Mansion1015 McDonald AvenueSanta Rosa1876National1974000560McDonald 1015McDonald Mansion
Medica Gardens5000 Medica Road Inside Gated CommunitySanta RosaCalifornia939Medica 5000Medica Gardens
Mission San Francisco SolanoEast Spain and 1st Street EastSonoma1823California3East SpainMission San Francisco Solano
Nash Adobe579 1st Street EastSonoma1847California6670 Street 01 East 0579Nash Adobe
Old Petaluma Opera House145 Kentucky StreetPetaluma1870National1978000801Kentucky 0145Old Petaluma Opera House
Old Santa Rosa Post Office425 7th StreetSanta Rosa1910National19790005590 Street 07 0425Old Santa Rosa Post Office
Orange Lawn645 Charles Van Damme WaySonoma National2008000529CharlesOrange Lawn
Park Apartments300 Santa Rosa AvenueSanta Rosa1904National1979000560Santa Rosa 0300Park Apartments
Petaluma Adobe3325 Adobe RoadPetaluma1834California18Adobe 3325Petaluma Adobe
Petaluma Adobe3325 Adobe RoadPetaluma1834National1970000151Adobe 3325Petaluma Adobe
Petaluma and Santa Rosa Railway Powerhouse238-258 Petaluma AvenueSebastopol1903National1991000918Petaluma Avenue 0238Petaluma and Santa Rosa Railway Powerhouse
Petaluma Carnegie Library20 4th StreetPetaluma1906National19880009250 Street 04 0020Petaluma Carnegie Library
Petaluma Historic Commercial DistrictPetaluma Boulevard Between B and Prospect StreetsPetalumaNational1995000354Petaluma Boulevard Petaluma Historic Commercial District
Petaluma Post Office120 4th StreetPetaluma1933National19850001400 Street 04 0120Petaluma Post Office
Petaluma Silk Mill420 Jefferson StreetPetaluma1892National1986000386Jefferson 0420Petaluma Silk Mill
Petrified Forest4100 Petrified Forest Road West of CalistogaCalistoga1870California915Petrified Forest 4100Petrified Forest
Pinschower House302 North Main StreetCloverdale1901National1982002276Main North 0302Pinschower House
Presidio of SonomaWest Spain Street and First Street EastSonoma1836California316Spain WestPresidio of Sonoma
Railroad Square Historic DistrictBounded by 3rd, Davis, Wilson, and 6th Streets and Santa Rosa CreekSanta Rosa1888National19790005610 Street 03Railroad Square Historic District
Rosenberg's Department Store700 4th StreetSanta RosaNational19940014970 Street 04 0700Rosenberg's Department Store
Saint Teresa of Avila ChurchBodega Highway Near Bodega LaneBodega1859California820Bodega Highway Saint Teresa of Avila Church
Salvador Vallejo Adobe421 1st Street WestSonoma1840California5010 Street 01 West 0421Salvador Vallejo Adobe
Sebastiani Vineyard and Winery394 4th Street East at Spain StreetSonoma1825California7390 Street 04 East 0394Sebastiani Vineyard and Winery
Sebastopol Depot261 South Main StreetSebastopol1917National1996000109Main South 0261Sebastopol Depot
Sonoma Coast State BeachState Route 1Sonoma Coast State BeachPOIRoute 001 04Sonoma Coast State Beach
Sonoma Depot284 1st Street WestSonomaNational19750004880 Street 01 West 0284Sonoma Depot
Sonoma Grammar School276 East Napa StreetSonoma1915National1980000871Napa East 0276Sonoma Grammar School
Sonoma Plaza Historic DistrictSonoma PlazaSonoma1835National1975000489Sonoma PlazaSonoma Plaza Historic District
Sonoma Plaza Historic District Boundary IncreaseSonoma Plaza Along Broadway and East Napa StreetSonomaNational1992000293Sonoma Plaza IncreaseSonoma Plaza Historic District Boundary Increase
Sonoma State Home15000 Arnold DriveEldridge1891National2000001180Arnold 15000Sonoma State Home
SS Pomona ShipwreckFort Ross CoveFort Ross SHP 1908National2007000306Fort RossSS Pomona Shipwreck
Strout House253 Florence AvenueSebastopol1903National1980000870Florence 0253Strout House
Sweed House301 Keokuk StreetPetaluma1892National1992000787Keokuk 0301Sweed House
Sweet House607 Cherry StreetSanta Rosa1886National1987002415Cherry 0607Sweet House
Swiss Hotel18 West Spain StreetSonoma1850California496Spain West 0018Swiss Hotel
Temelec220 and 221 Temelec CircleSonoma National2006000312Temelec 0220Temelec
Temelec Hall220 Temelec CircleTemelec1858California237Temelec 0220Temelec Hall
Union Hotel and Union Hall Site35 West Napa StreetSonoma1849California627Napa West 0035Union Hotel and Union Hall Site
Vallejo EstateNorth Terminus of 3rd Street WestSonomaCalifornia40 Street 03 WestVallejo Estate
Vallejo EstateNorth Terminus of 3rd Street WestSonomaNational19720002620 Street 03 WestVallejo Estate
Walters Ranch Hop Kiln6050 Westside RoadHealdsburg1905California893Westside 6050Walters Ranch Hop Kiln
Walters Ranch Hop Kiln6050 Westside RoadHealdsburg1905National1977000351Westside 6050Walters Ranch Hop Kiln
Wasserman House930 Mendocino AvenueSanta Rosa1903National1979000562Mendocino 0930Wasserman House
Watson School5000 Bodega HighwayBodega1856National1978000800Bodega Highway 5000Watson School
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