Princeton…The name comes from the Princeton-by

the-Sea subdivision of 1905-06. At first there was only a railroad depot with the shortened name Princeton a half mile to the north. In the 1920s the present fishing settlement began to grow up at the east end of the old subdivision site, where the closeness of the highway to the beach made a convenient spot for landing goods.–Place Names Of San Mateo County, by Dr. Alan K. Brown, (SMCHA:1975)

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