Dougherty, Alameda County, California

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Unincorporated community
Dougherty is located in California
Dougherty is located in the US
Location in California
Coordinates: 37°42′40″N 121°54′35″W / 37.71111°N 121.90972°W / 37.71111; -121.90972Coordinates: 37°42′40″N 121°54′35″W / 37.71111°N 121.90972°W / 37.71111; -121.90972
Country United States
State California
County Alameda County
Elevation[1] 348 ft (106 m)

Dougherty (also, Amador's, Amador Valley, and Dougherty Station)[2] is an unincorporated community in Alameda County, California. It is located just north of Dublin,[2] at an elevation of 348 feet (106 m).

James Witt Dougherty purchased the land here in 1852, including a two-story adobe building.[2] A community grew up around the adobe, and was first called Amador's and Amador Valley after Jose Maria Amador the original owner of Rancho San Ramon (Amador).[2] The post office arrived in 1860 and renamed the place Dougherty Station.[2] The southern part of the settlement broke off and became Dublin.[2] The post office was renamed Dougherty in 1896 and closed in 1908.[2]


  1. ^ "Dougherty". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 626. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 

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