Rancho Paraje de Sanchez

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Rancho Paraje de Sanchez (also called "Rancho Punta del Monte") was a 6,584-acre (26.64 km2) Mexican land grant in the Salinas Valley, in present day Monterey County, California. It was given in 1839 by Governor Juan B. Alvarado to Francisco Lugo.[1]

The grant extended between the Sierra de Salinas (mountains) and the south bank of the Salinas River, across from the Rancho Rincon de la Puente del Monte of Teodoro Gonzalez.[2] [3]


Francisco Lugo was granted the one and one half square league Rancho Paraje de Sanchez in 1939.

With the cession of California to the United States following the Mexican-American War, the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo provided that the land grants would be honored. As required by the Land Act of 1851, a claim for Rancho Paraje de Sanchez was filed with the Public Land Commission in 1853,[4] and the grant was patented to Juana Briones de Lugo et al. in 1866.[5]

Francisco Soberanes, who inherited Rancho Ex-Mission Soledad, and later purchased the adjoining Rancho Paraje de Sanchez.


  1. ^ Ogden Hoffman, 1862, Reports of Land Cases Determined in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Numa Hubert, San Francisco
  2. ^ Diseño del Rancho Paraje de Sanchez
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rancho Paraje de Sanchez
  4. ^ United States. District Court (California : Southern District) Land Case 230 SD
  5. ^ Report of the Surveyor General 1844 - 1886

Coordinates: 36°28′12″N 121°27′36″W / 36.470°N 121.460°W / 36.470; -121.460