Rancho Aguajito

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Rancho Aguajito was a 3,323-acre (13.45 km2) Mexican land grant in present day Monterey County, California given in 1835 by Governor José Figueroa to Gregorio Tapia.[1] The grant was south of Monterey and encompassed the present day Naval Postgraduate School and the Del Monte Golf Course.[2][3]


Gregorio Tapia (1814-) married Maria Martina Vasquez (1814-) in 1830.

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 Aguajito was filed with the Public Land Commission in 1853,[4] and the grant was patented to Gregorio Tapia in 1868.[5]

David Jacks, owner of the adjoining Rancho Pescadero bought the rancho. David Jacks sold the rancho to the Pacific Improvement Company in 1880.

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. ^ Diseño del Rancho Aguajito
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rancho Aguajito
  4. ^ United States. District Court (California : Southern District) Land Case 323 SD
  5. ^ Report of the Surveyor General 1844 - 1886

Coordinates: 36°34′48″N 121°52′48″W / 36.580°N 121.880°W / 36.580; -121.880