Rancho Feliz

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

Rancho Feliz was a 4,448-acre (18.00 km2) Mexican land grant in present day San Mateo County, California given in 30 April 1844 by Governor Manuel Micheltorena to Domingo Féliz.[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]


Plat of Feliz Rancho

Domingo Féliz (1820–??), born in San Francisco, received the one square league grant in 1844.[4] This was also known as Cañada de las Auras.[5]

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,[6][7] and the grant was patented to Domingo Féliz in 1873.[8]

In 1854 Agoston Haraszthy acquired 388-acre (1.57 km2) of Rancho Feliz.[9]


  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. ^ Gudde, Erwin G. (1998). California place names : the origin and etymology of current geographical names (4th ed., rev. and enl. ed.). Berkeley: University of California Press. p. 130. ISBN 0520213165.
  6. ^ United States. District Court (California : Northern District) Land Case 148 ND
  7. ^ Finding Aid to the Documents Pertaining to the Adjudication of Private Land Claims in California, circa 1852-1892
  8. ^ Report of the Surveyor General 1844 - 1886 Archived 2013-03-20 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Brian McGinty, 1998, Strong Wine: The Life and Legend of Agoston Haraszthy, Stanford University Press, ISBN 978-0-8047-3145-4

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