About Morgan Hill
Morgan Hill is unique among Silicon Valley communities for its family-friendly character and strong sense of community. This City is proud of its small-town feel that still includes new opportunities for businesses, jobs, and amenities for residents and visitors. The location and community offers rural charm, Silicon Valley location, a thriving wine industry, restaurants, recreational opportunities, and an agricultural heritage that delights residents and visitors, and helps local business thrive and promote Morgan Hill as a great place to live and visit.
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The City of Morgan Hill has a large public art program that continues to grow as new projects are brought forward.
SB 272 Enterprise
SB 272 requires any local agency, excluding school districts, to create catalogs of all enterprise systems that store information about the public, and to post this catalog on its website.
Maps, statistics, documentation, and a range of additional information is available in the City's Data Portal.
A Brief History
Diana and Hiram Morgan Hill built their estate, the Villa Mira Monte, between the railroad and Monterey Road in 1886. When the first Southern Pacific station was built in 1898, the railroad referred to this area as Huntington. Many visitors would request the train stop at “Morgan Hill’s Ranch,” changing the name to Morgan Hill. By 1896 the growing community had a population of 250 with a post office, depot, two hotels, a restaurant, and several churches and shops. There was much controversy over the incorporation of the city. The Times printed many editorials supporting the issue, while those opposed were fearful of higher taxes. But the “yes” vote won by a margin of 65-36 and Morgan Hill became incorporated November 10, 1906.
Interested in knowing more? The City provides additional history and recommends visiting the Morgan Hill Historical Society.