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Antioch City

Contra Costa County, California

Antioch City Photo

Photo: Shannon-Williamson Ranch, Lone Tree Way, Antioch, CA. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987. Photographed by User:Sanfranman59 (own work), 2008, [cc-by-3.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed October, 2012.

Antioch City Hall is located at 200 H Street, Antioch, CA 94509; hone: 925‑779‑7000.

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Founded in 1850 by William and Joseph Smith, the brothers named their settlement Smith's Landing. The following year a new minister convinced the residents to change the name to Antioch in honor of the Turkish city, Antioch on the Orontes, founded in the 4th century, B.C. and known as the Cradle of Gentile Christianity.

Coal was discovered here in 1859 and copper was discovered in 1863. The city was incorporated in 1872.