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Coordinates: 37°36′7.66″N 122°0′58.39″W / 37.6021278°N 122.0162194°W / 37.6021278; -122.0162194 Decoto is a former settlement in Alameda County, California, now annexed to Union City.[1] It was located 5 miles (8 km) north-northwest of downtown Newark.[1]

In 1867, Ezra Decoto, a local landowner sold land to the railroad.[1] A settlement grew up around the place.[1] A post office operated in Decoto from 1871 to 1959, with a closure from 1872 to 1875.[1]

In 1958, Decoto joined Alvarado to form Union City.[1]

Decoto is shown on historical maps [2] which show it north of Alameda Creek and in the flat land below the hills, on the railroad tracks. This corresponds to present day Union City.

Decoto Road in Union City, CA exists in the present day and the intersection of Decoto Road and Mission Blvd. in Union City appears to be approximately where the town or village of Decoto was located.

External links


  1. ^ a b c d e f Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 623. ISBN 9781884995149.  
  2. ^ Historical Map collection, can search for and find some showing Decoto


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