Gilroy, California Land Ownership Map 1876
This City of Gilroy map was done in 1876 by Thompson and West and featured in New Historical Atlas of Santa Clara Co., California. It is called a land ownership map because landowners names are shown directly on the map. Businesses are also labeled, as well as the Southern Pacific Railroad and Gilroy Station Depot. This is an extremely rare map, because it indicates the original land owner, plot number and in some cases their names. It also shows Gilroy’s borders before Henry Miller sold land to the City.