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There are 18 islands in San Joaquin County: Bacon Island, Bouldin Island, Empire Tract, Fabian Tract, Jones Tract, King Island, Mandeville Island, McDonald Island, Mildred Island, Rindge Tract, Roberts Island, Rough & Ready Island, Staten Island, Stewart Tract, Union Island, Venice Island, Victoria Island and Woodward Island.
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San Joaquin County shares a border with 7 other counties: Alameda, Amador, Calaveras, Contra Costa, Sacramento, Santa Clara and Stanislaus.
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The Port of Stockton is the largest inland seaport on the west coast.
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There are 11 townships in San Joaquin County: Castoria, Dent, Douglass, Elkhorn, Elliott, Liberty, O'Neal, Ripon, Stockton, Tulare and Union.
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The oldest Jewish cemetery in continuous use west of the Rocky Mountains is located in Stockton, San Joaquin County, California. Capt. Charles Weber donated the land to Temple Israel in 1851
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The last link of the transcontinental railroad was completed on 8 September 1869 with the completion of the San Joaquin River bridge in San Joaquin County, California.
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Between 1843 and 1846, during the era when California was a province of independent Mexico, five Mexican land grants were made in what is now San Joaquin County. They are: Campo de los Franceses, Pescadero (Grimes), Pescadero (Pico), Sanjon de los Moquelumnes and Thompson.
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