Santa Clara County California Genealogy and History

The Valley Of Heart's Delight

Santa Clara County was created February 18, 1850 and is an original California county. Between 1850 and 1853, territory which at one time was located in Santa Clara was incorporated into Alameda County.

Known at one time as the Valley of Heart's Delight, Santa Clara Valley once overflowed with abundant agricultural riches. Today Santa Clara Valley is known as Silicon Valley, and is the birthplace of the high technology revolution, with a population of nearly 1.7 million within it's 1,312 square miles.

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