Rancho Santa Rosa (Cota)
Rancho Santa Rosa was a 15,526-acre (62.83 km2) Mexican land grant in present day Santa Barbara County, California one and half square leagues given in 1839 by Governor Pro-tem Manuel Jimeno, and two additional square leagues given in 1845 by Governor Pío Pico to Francisco Cota. The grant in the Santa Ynez Valley extended along both banks of the Santa Ynez River at Santa Rosa Creek, west of present day Buellton.
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 Santa Rosa was filed with the Public Land Commission in 1852, and the grant was patented to María Jesús Olivera de Cota in 1872.
- Ogden Hoffman, 1862, Reports of Land Cases Determined in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Numa Hubert, San Francisco
- Diseño del Rancho Santa Rosa
- Santa Barbara County Rancho Map
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- United States. District Court (California : Southern District) Land Case 294 SD
- Report of the Surveyor General 1844 - 1886
- Frank Sands, 1893 ,A pastoral prince: the history and reminiscences of J.W. Cooper, Santa Barbara
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