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Dougherty, Alameda County, California


Dougherty, Alameda County, California

Unincorporated community
Dougherty is located in California
Location in California
Country United States
State California
County Alameda County
Elevation[1] 348 ft (106 m)

Dougherty (also, Amador's, Amador Valley, and Dougherty Station)[2] is an unincorporated community in Alameda County, California. It is located just north of Dublin,[2] at an elevation of 348 feet (106 m).

James Witt Dougherty purchased the land here in 1852, including a two-story adobe building.[2] A community grew up around the adobe, and was first called Amador's and Amador Valley after Jose Maria Amador the original owner of Rancho San Ramon (Amador).[2] The post office arrived in 1860 and renamed the place Dougherty Station.[2] The southern part of the settlement broke off and became Dublin.[2] The post office was renamed Dougherty in 1896 and closed in 1908.[2]


  1. ^ "Dougherty".  
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 626.  
  • "Dougherty".  

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