Rancho Feliz

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Rancho Feliz was a 4,448-acre (18.00 km2) Mexican land grant in present day San Mateo County, California given in 1844 by Governor Manuel Micheltorena to Domingo Feliz.[1] The grant extended north from Rancho Cañada de Raymundo along the San Andreas Valley, west of San Andreas Lake up to Sweeney Ridge.[2][3]


Domingo Feliz (1820–??), born in San Francisco, received the one square league grant in 1844.[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 Feliz was filed with the Public Land Commission in 1852,[5] and the grant was patented to Domingo Feliz in 1873.[6]

In 1854 Agoston Haraszthy acquired 388-acre (1.57 km2) of Rancho Feliz.[7]


  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 Feliz
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rancho Feliz
  4. ^ Hoover, Mildred B.; Rensch, Hero; Rensch, Ethel; Abeloe, William N. (1966). Historic Spots in California. Stanford University Press. ISBN 978-0-8047-4482-9. 
  5. ^ United States. District Court (California : Northern District) Land Case 148 ND
  6. ^ Report of the Surveyor General 1844 - 1886
  7. ^ Brian McGinty, 1998, Strong Wine: The Life and Legend of Agoston Haraszthy, Stanford University Press, ISBN 978-0-8047-3145-4

Coordinates: 37°32′24″N 122°22′48″W / 37.540°N 122.380°W / 37.540; -122.380