Pacheco Creek (Contra Costa County)

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This article is about Pacheco Creek in Contra Costa County. For Pacheco Creek in San Benito County, see Pacheco Creek (San Benito County).

Pacheco Creek is a 3.4-mile-long (5.5 km)[1] waterway in central Contra Costa County, California.[2] It empties into San Pablo Bay.

History[edit]

Salvio Pacheco II, born in Monterey was granted the Rancho Monte del Diablo in 1834, and settled there in 1844. The creek is presumably named for him.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed March 15, 2011
  2. ^ TopoQuest topographic map, USGS, retrieved July 5, 2008
  3. ^ Gudde, Erwin G. (1949). California Place Names: The Origin and Etymology of California Geographical Names. Berkeley, California: University of California Press. p. 275. ISBN 9780520266193. 

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Coordinates: 38°02′40″N 122°05′33″W / 38.044365°N 122.092465°W / 38.044365; -122.092465