Oakland City and Township
-- The centennial year book of Alameda County, California:... Oakland, Califor.: W. Halley, 1876, 627 pgs.
History of Alameda County, California, 1883, by M. W. Wood
The Centennial Year Book of Alameda County, California Biographical Sketches - Prominent Pioneers and PUblic Men, Oakland, California, Published by William Halley, 1876
- Alameda, a charter city formed in 1916
- Albany, incorporated as the City of Ocean View in 1908, renamed Albany in 1909
- Berkeley, incorporated 1878
- Dublin, initially the Murray Township (1868), incorporated as Dublin in 1982
- Emeryville, incorporated 1896
- Fremont, incorporated 1956, combining the former communities of Centerville, Niles, Irvington, Mission San Jose, and Warm Springs
- Hayward, named as early as 1852, chartered as Haywards in 1876, incorporated as Hayward in 1928
- Livermore, incorporated 1876
- Newark, incorporated 1955
- Oakland, incorporated 1852
- Piedmont, incorporated 1907
- Pleasanton, incorporated 1894
- San Leandro, incorporated 1872
- Union City, incorporated 1959
The unincorporated communities in Alameda County are governed directly by the county. Alameda County has 6 major unincorporated communities that qualify as census designated places (CDP):
The county has a number of smaller named neighborhoods, not governed by cities.
- Oakland Township - the northern portion subsequently became the cities of Berkeley and Albany
- Alameda Township - Now essentially coterminus with the City of Alameda
- Brooklyn Township - Mostly contained within Oakland and Piedmont
- Eden Township - parts have been incorporated into San Leandro and Hayward, the rest contains the communities of Castro Valley, San Lorenzo, and other unincorporated areas.
- Washington Township - contains Union City, Newark, Fremont, and small unincorporated areas nearby.
- Murray Township - Contains cities of Dublin, Pleasanton, and Livermore, and substantial unincorporated areas including Sunol.