Isabel Valley

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Isabel Valley is a valley in the Diablo Range in Santa Clara County, California. It is also known as Santa Ysabel Valley.

The mouth of Isabel Valley lies at an elevation of 2,270 feet / 692 meters. Its head is at 37°19′17″N 121°29′44″W / 37.32139°N 121.49556°W / 37.32139; -121.49556 at an elevation of 2,480 feet / 756 meters.[1]


Isabel Valley was used by the Five Joaquins Gang of Joaquin Murrieta to hold stolen horses until they could be driven southward on the La Vereda del Monte.[2]:431,433


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Isabel Valley
  2. ^ Frank F. Latta, JOAQUIN MURRIETA AND HIS HORSE GANGS, Bear State Books, Santa Cruz, California. 1980.

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Coordinates: 37°19′23″N 121°33′23″W / 37.32306°N 121.55639°W / 37.32306; -121.55639