Verona, California

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Coordinates: 37°37′37″N121°52′53″W / 37.62694°N 121.88139°W / 37.62694; -121.88139

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Verona
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Verona
Verona (the United States)
Coordinates: 37°37′37″N121°52′53″W / 37.62694°N 121.88139°W / 37.62694; -121.88139
Country United States
State California
County Alameda County
Elevation
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315 ft (96 m)

Verona is an unincorporated community in Alameda County, California. It is located on the Western Pacific and the Southern Pacific Railroads 2.25 miles (3.6 km) north of Sunol, [2] at an elevation of 315 feet (96 m). [1]

Name

The name is from the estate of Phoebe Hearst La Hacienda del Pozo de Verona which was located nearby and the station at Verona was the nearest to the estate. [2]

Verona shelter

A small shelter named Verona was built in 1901. It served the local farmers in the area and had a nearby picnic area. The station was retired in March 1939. [3]

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References

  1. 1 2 U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Verona, California
  2. 1 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. 719. ISBN   1-884995-14-4.
  3. J. Luna, Henry (2005). Niles Canyon Railways. Charleston, South Carolina: Pacific Locomotive Association & Arcadia Publishing. p. 92. ISBN   978-0-7385-2983-7.