Captain John P. Davenport, a sea captain from Tiverton, Rhode Island. He and his wife, Ellen, moved to California in 1852. In 1868, he built a 450 foot wharf in the cove at the mouth of Agua Puerca Creek, a short way up the coast from the present day community of Davenport. The area around the wharf became known as Davenport's Landing.
Date: ca. 1852
Sources of Information: Article on this Website, see link below; Staff
Related Article: Early History of Davenport
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