Rancho Saucito

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Rancho Saucito was a 2,212-acre (8.95 km2) Mexican land grant in present day Monterey County, California given in 1833 by Governor José Figueroa to Graciano Manjares.[1] The grant was located east of Monterey and the present day Monterey Regional Airport, and is bordered on the east by Rancho Laguna Seca.[2]


Graciano Manjares (1801-) married Maximiana Gongora and they had five children: Domingo (1829-), Jose (1830-), Ponciano (1831-), Estanislao (1832-), and Juana (1835-).[3] Manjares was granted the one league by half league Rancho Saucito in 1833.

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 Saucito was filed with the Public Land Commission in 1852,[4] and the grant was patented to John Wilson, Josiah H. Swain, and George C. Harris in 1862.[5]

See also[edit]


  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. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rancho Saucito
  3. ^ Hoover, Mildred B.; Rensch, Hero; Rensch, Ethel; Abeloe, William N. (1966). Historic Spots in California. Stanford University Press. ISBN 978-0-8047-4482-9. 
  4. ^ United States. District Court (California : Southern District) Land Case 99 SD
  5. ^ Report of the Surveyor General 1844 - 1886

Coordinates: 36°35′24″N 121°49′48″W / 36.590°N 121.830°W / 36.590; -121.830