Aptos Village

Aptos was originally a "rancheria" (Spanish term for an Indian settlement), and is now an unincorporated village, of indefinite area, centered around the present-day junction of Soquel Drive and Trout Gulch Road. "Aptos" is said to be an Indian name meaning "meeting of the two streams or waters," i.e., the Valencia and Aptos Creeks.
Source:
  • Santa Cruz County Place Names: A Geographical Dictionary. Clark, Donald Thomas. Santa Cruz, CA, Santa Cruz Historical Society, 1986.
  • Aptos History Museum The museum's website includes a chronological history of Aptos.
Date: Undated
Type: ARTICLE
Coverage: Aptos
Identifier: FF-APTOS

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Aptos

Citation

“Aptos Village.” Santa Cruz County Place Names: A Geographical Dictionary. Clark, Donald Thomas. Santa Cruz, CA, Santa Cruz Historical Society, 1986. SCPL Local History. https://history.santacruzpl.org/omeka/items/show/4438. Accessed 13 Dec. 2018.