Laddville, California

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Coordinates: 37°41′5.79″N 121°45′45.17″W / 37.6849417°N 121.7625472°W / 37.6849417; -121.7625472 Laddville (or "Laddsville") is a former settlement in the western Livermore Valley of Alameda County, California.

It was located east of the settlement which eventually became Livermore.[1]

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A hotel was started in 1855 by Alphonso Ladd, and the community that grew up surrounding the hotel became Laddville.[1] When the railroad was built through the Livermore Valley in August 1869,[2][3] the station was placed west of Laddville near the nascent Livermore.[1] Through growth the city limits of Livermore came to extend over the site of Laddville.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 655. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  2. ^ "Western end of the railroad". cdnc.ucr.edu. Stockton Independent, Volume XVII, Number 11, 13 August 1869. Retrieved 31 December 2019.
  3. ^ "The railroad". cdnc.ucr.edu. Stockton Independent, Volume XVII, Number 16, 19 August 1869. Retrieved 31 December 2019. The track of the Western Pacific Railroad was laid to Laddsville yesterday, by a party working eastward.

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