Place:San Benito, California, United States

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NameSan Benito
Alt namesSan Benitosource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates36.617°N 121.083°W
Located inCalifornia, United States     (1874 - )
See alsoMonterey, California, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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San Benito County is a county located in the Coast Range Mountains of the U.S. state of California, south of San Jose. As of 2010 the population was 55,269. The county seat is Hollister, which includes nearly two-thirds of the county's population. El Camino Real passes through the county and includes one mission in San Juan Bautista.

San Benito is included in the U.S. government's 11-county designation of the San Francisco Bay Area Combined Statistical Area.

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History

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San Benito County was formed from parts of Monterey County in 1874.

The county is named after the San Benito Valley. Father Juan Crespí, in his expedition in 1772, named a small river in honor of San Benedicto (Saint Benedict), the patron saint of the married, and it is from the contraction of this name that the county took its name.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1850 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1874 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1874 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1874 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1874 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1890 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1880 5,584
1890 6,412
1900 6,633
1910 8,041
1920 8,995
1930 11,311
1940 11,392
1950 14,370
1960 15,396
1970 18,226
1980 25,005
1990 36,697

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