Mission Hills in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
San Fernando Mission
We honor those men of faith, courage and vision who guided the founding of the mission and also those who have preserved it for posterity
Erected 1970 by Fernanda Maria, General Richard Gridley, Achois Comahavit, Antelope Valley, Potreros Verdes, Santa Susana, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution San Fernando Valley. (Marker Number 157.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 34° 16.392′ N, 118° 27.677′ W. Marker is in Mission Hills, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from San Fernando Mission Boulevard east of Sepulveda Boulevard (Route .5), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located approximately 0.5 miles east of the intersection on the Mission grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15151 San Fernando Mission Boulevard, Mission Hills CA 91345, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mission San Fernando Rey de España (a few steps from this marker); Fray Fermin Francisco DeLasuen, O.F.M. (about 300 feet away, measured "This Fountain" (about 600 feet away); Mission Dam (approx. half a mile away); Father Junipero Serra / Fray Junipero Serra (approx. 1.2 miles away); Casa de Lopez (approx. 1.2 miles away); César Chávez Memorial (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Griffith Ranch (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mission Hills.
Regarding San Fernando Mission. Mission San Fernando Rey de España was founded by Father Lasuén in Septmber 8, 1797. A house belonging to Francisco Reyes, on Encino Rancho, furnished temporary shelter for the missionary in charge. An adobe chapel, built and blessed in December 1806, was damaged by the destructive earthquake of 1812; a new church was completed in 1818.SOURCE: California Historical Landmarks, California State Parks
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