Mowry Landing, California

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Coordinates: 37°30′22″N122°01′08″W / 37.50611°N 122.01889°W / 37.50611; -122.01889

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Mowry Landing
Mowry Landing (the United States)
Coordinates: 37°30′22″N122°01′08″W / 37.50611°N 122.01889°W / 37.50611; -122.01889
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
County Alameda County
Elevation
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10 ft (3 m)

Mowry Landing (formerly, Mawry Landing and Mowry's Landing) is a former settlement in Alameda County, California. It is located 2 miles (3.2 km) southeast of central Newark on the San Francisco Bay. [2] It lies at an elevation of 10 feet (3 m).

Mowry Landing is near the western ends of Stevenson Blvd and Mowry Ave, within the current borders of Newark. It was named after Origin Mowry, a Mormon settler who moved there in 1846. It became a shipping port for produce [3] and grain [4] in the mid 19th century.

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References

  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mowry Landing, California
  2. Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 669. ISBN   1-884995-14-4.
  3. "Drivers pass through history on Fremont roads". East Bay Times. September 8, 2006. Retrieved January 4, 2020.
  4. Smith County Historical Society (Kan.). History of Washington Township : story of Benjamin B. Barrett. p. 119. OCLC   54348572.