Rountree, Almus L.

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Almus Linneus Rountree (1828-1891), a native of Tennessee, came to Santa Cruz County in the 1850s.

The office of Justice of the Peace included some judicial duties, and Rountree was sometimes referred to as Judge Rountree. Several descendents also went into law enforcement, including Undersheriff Richard Rountree, who died in the line of duty in 1925. The Rountree Detention Center in Watsonville is named for the family.