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Congressman Eric Swalwell

Representing the 15th District of California



Population: 913 people (2010)

Sunol is an unincorporated census-designated place.

Visitors to Sunol shouldn’t miss:

  • The Sunol Water Temple, a Roman-inspired structure where three water mains converge before being piped to San Francisco.
  • The Niles Canyon Railway Sunol Depot, built in 1884.
  • Sunol Regional Wilderness, a favorite park for hiking, horse back riding and biking.
  • Sunol Community Park/Depot Gardens, which is maintained entirely by local volunteers.

Fun facts:

  • Bosco, a Labrador retriever, was elected honorary mayor of Sunol in 1981, and served until his death in 1994.
  • The first Sunol post office opened in 1871 and the name of the town was changed from Sunol to Sunolglen the same year. The name reverted to Sunol again in 1920.