San Juan Capistrano in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
San Juan Capistrano Mission
Erected by California State Park Commission. (Marker Number 200.)
Location. 33° 30.123′ N, 117° 39.768′ W. Marker is in San Juan Capistrano, California, in Orange County. Marker is at the intersection of Camino Capistrano (State Highway 74) and Ortega Highway on Camino Capistrano. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 31882 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano CA 92675, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mission San Juan Capistrano (a few steps from this marker); The Founding Documents of Mission San Juan Capistrano (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Valenzuela Adobe (within shouting distance of this marker); Capistrano Depot (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to the Los Rios Historic District Combs House (about 500 feet away); San Juan Capistrano Jail Cell (about 500 feet away); Garcia Adobe (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in San Juan Capistrano.
More about this marker. This site has been designated as California Registered Historical Landmark No. 200 and listed in the National Register of Historic Places (NRIS: 71000170).
Also see . . .
1. Mission San Juan Capistrano. Mission San Juan Capistrano, became the seventh of twenty-one missions to be founded in Alta California. Like the previous six missions, San Juan Capistrano was established to expand the territorial boundaries of Spain, and to spread Christianity to the Native peoples of California. (Submitted on December 3, 2011.)
2. Story of the Swallows. As the faithful little birds wing their way back to the most famous Mission in California, the village of San Juan Capistrano takes on a fiesta air and the visitors from all the parts of the world, and all walks of life, gather in great numbers to witness the "miracle" of the return of the swallows. (Submitted on December 3, 2011.)
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