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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.

Sonoma County
Sequenced By Name
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Name Year Address City Authority Number
Bear Flag Monument1846East Spain and 1st Street EastSonomaCalifornia7
Blue Wing Inn1840133 East Spain StreetSonomaCalifornia17
Bodega Bay and Harbor1602Doran Beach RoadBodega BayCalifornia833
Buena Vista Winery185718000 Old Winery RoadSonomaCalifornia392
Buena Vista Winery185718000 Old Winery RoadSonomaNational1986001902
Burbank House and Garden200 Block of Santa Rosa AvenueSanta RosaCalifornia234
Burbank House and Garden200 Block of Santa Rosa AvenueSanta RosaNational1966000241
Carriger Estate18880 Carriger RoadSonomaNational2001001234
Cloverdale Railroad StationRailroad AvenueCloverdaleNational1976000536
Cnopius House1896726 College AvenueSanta RosaNational1982002277
Condominium 1110-128 Sea Walk DriveThe Sea Ranch National2005000731
Cooper's Sawmill1835Mirabel and River Roads Parking LotMirabel ParkCalifornia835
Cotati Downtown Plaza1890Old Redwood Highway and East Cotati AvenueCotatiCalifornia879
De Turk Round Barn819 Donahue StreetSanta Rosa National2004000334
Ellis-Martin House1197 East Washington StreetPetaluma National2006000915
Fort Ross181219005 Coast HighwayFort Ross SHP California5
Fort Ross181219005 Coast HighwayFort Ross SHP National1966000239
Fort Ross Commander's House181219005 Coast HighwayFort RossNational1970000150
Gables4257 Petaluma Hill RoadSanta RosaNational1984001206
Geyserville Union SchoolGeyserville Avenue and Schoolhouse LaneGeyservilleNational1979000558
Glen Oaks Ranch185813255 Sonoma HighwayGlen EllenNational1994001223
Gold Ridge Farm18857781 Bodega AvenueSebastopolNational1978000803
Gould-Shaw House1862215 North Cloverdale BoulevardCloverdaleNational1992001244
Guerneville BridgeOld Route 116 Over Russian RiverGuernevilleNational1989000945
Haraszthy Villa Site1857Castle RoadSonomaCalifornia392.1
Healdsburg Carnegie Library1911221 Matheson StreetHealdsburgNational1988000924
Hicks House3160 Hicks RoadGratonNational1987001157
Hinds Hotel1873306 Bohemian HighwayFreestoneNational1979000557
Hood House18397501 Sonoma HighwaySanta RosaCalifornia692
Hood House18397501 Sonoma HighwaySanta RosaNational1997001658
Hotel Chauvet190613756 Arnold DriveGlen EllenNational1990000117
Hotel La Rose1907308 Wilson StreetSanta RosaNational1978000802
Icaria-Speranza Utopian Commune1881Asti RoadCloverdaleCalifornia981
Isaac East Shaw Building1875219 North Cloverdale BoulevardCloverdaleNational1990002155
Italian Swiss Colony1881Asti Post Office RoadAstiCalifornia621
Jack London Ranch1919Jack London State Historic ParkGlen EllenCalifornia743
Jack London Ranch1919Jack London State Historic ParkGlen EllenNational1966000240
Knipp and Stengel Ranch BarnState Highway 1 and Wild IrisSea RanchNational1987000005
Laughlin House414 Aviation BoulevardSanta RosaNational1979000563
Llano Road Roadhouse18504353 Gravenstein Highway NorthSebastopolNational1978000804
Lumsden House1901727 Mendocino AvenueSanta RosaNational1983001245
Madrona Knoll Rancho District18801001 Westside RoadHealdsburgNational1987000573
McDonald Mansion18761015 McDonald AvenueSanta RosaNational1974000560
Medica Gardens5000 Medica Road Inside Gated CommunitySanta RosaCalifornia939
Mission San Francisco Solano1823East Spain and 1st Street EastSonomaCalifornia3
Nash Adobe1847579 1st Street EastSonomaCalifornia667
Old Petaluma Opera House1870145 Kentucky StreetPetalumaNational1978000801
Old Santa Rosa Post Office1910425 7th StreetSanta RosaNational1979000559
Orange Lawn645 Charles Van Damme WaySonoma National2008000529
Park Apartments1904300 Santa Rosa AvenueSanta RosaNational1979000560
Petaluma Adobe18343325 Adobe RoadPetalumaCalifornia18
Petaluma Adobe18343325 Adobe RoadPetalumaNational1970000151
Petaluma and Santa Rosa Railway Powerhouse1903238-258 Petaluma AvenueSebastopolNational1991000918
Petaluma Carnegie Library190620 4th StreetPetalumaNational1988000925
Petaluma Historic Commercial DistrictPetaluma Boulevard Between B and Prospect StreetsPetalumaNational1995000354
Petaluma Post Office1933120 4th StreetPetalumaNational1985000140
Petaluma Silk Mill1892420 Jefferson StreetPetalumaNational1986000386
Petrified Forest18704100 Petrified Forest Road West of CalistogaCalistogaCalifornia915
Pinschower House1901302 North Main StreetCloverdaleNational1982002276
Presidio of Sonoma1836West Spain Street and First Street EastSonomaCalifornia316
Railroad Square Historic District1888Bounded by 3rd, Davis, Wilson, and 6th Streets and Santa Rosa CreekSanta RosaNational1979000561
Rosenberg's Department Store700 4th StreetSanta RosaNational1994001497
Saint Teresa of Avila Church1859Bodega Highway Near Bodega LaneBodegaCalifornia820
Salvador Vallejo Adobe1840421 1st Street WestSonomaCalifornia501
Sebastiani Vineyard and Winery1825394 4th Street East at Spain StreetSonomaCalifornia739
Sebastopol Depot1917261 South Main StreetSebastopolNational1996000109
Sonoma Coast State BeachState Route 1Sonoma Coast State BeachLocal
Sonoma Depot284 1st Street WestSonomaNational1975000488
Sonoma Grammar School1915276 East Napa StreetSonomaNational1980000871
Sonoma Plaza Historic District1835Sonoma PlazaSonomaNational1975000489
Sonoma Plaza Historic District Boundary IncreaseSonoma Plaza Along Broadway and East Napa StreetSonomaNational1992000293
Sonoma State Home189115000 Arnold DriveEldridgeNational2000001180
SS Pomona Shipwreck1908Fort Ross CoveFort Ross SHP National2007000306
Strout House1903253 Florence AvenueSebastopolNational1980000870
Sweed House1892301 Keokuk StreetPetalumaNational1992000787
Sweet House1886607 Cherry StreetSanta RosaNational1987002415
Swiss Hotel185018 West Spain StreetSonomaCalifornia496
Temelec220 and 221 Temelec CircleSonoma National2006000312
Temelec Hall1858220 Temelec CircleTemelecCalifornia237
Union Hotel and Union Hall Site184935 West Napa StreetSonomaCalifornia627
Vallejo EstateNorth Terminus of 3rd Street WestSonomaCalifornia4
Vallejo EstateNorth Terminus of 3rd Street WestSonomaNational1972000262
Walters Ranch Hop Kiln19056050 Westside RoadHealdsburgCalifornia893
Walters Ranch Hop Kiln19056050 Westside RoadHealdsburgNational1977000351
Wasserman House1903930 Mendocino AvenueSanta RosaNational1979000562
Watson School18565000 Bodega HighwayBodegaNational1978000800