Rancho Cuca

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Rancho Cuca was a 2,174-acre (8.80 km2) Mexican land grant in present day San Diego County, California given in 1845 by Governor Pío Pico to María Juana de los Angeles.[1] The grant was located south of Palomar Mountain.[2]


The half square league grant was made to María Juana de los Angeles, an Indian.[3][4]

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 Cuca was filed with the Public Land Commission in 1852,[5] and the grant was patented to María Juana de los Angeles in 1879.[6]


  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 Cuca
  3. ^ Richard F. Pourade,1963, The Silver Dons, The Union-Tribune Publishing Company, San Diego
  4. ^ R. W. Brackett, 1951,The history of San Diego County Ranchos, Union Title Insurance and Trust Company, San Diego, California
  5. ^ United States. District Court (California : Southern District) Land Case 251 SD
  6. ^ Report of the Surveyor General 1844 - 1886

Coordinates: 33°17′24″N 116°54′00″W / 33.290°N 116.900°W / 33.290; -116.900