California State Historic Landmark 259
#259 Site of 21-Mile House
This famous tavern and stage stop was located 21 miles from San Jose on the road
to Monterey. The 21-Mile House was built in 1852 by William Host beneath a spreading oak that
later was called the Vasquez Tree. The house was sold to William Tennant in November 1852. Now
destroyed, this stopping station was a place where horses could be changed, fed, and stabled, and
where tired and hungry passengers could refresh themselves.
Nothing remains of this site.
SW corner of Tennant Ave and Monterey Hwy, Morgan Hill.
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