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Near San Simeon in San Luis Obispo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument

Hearst Castle

 
 
Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument Marker and National Historic Landmark Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 5, 2013
1. Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument Marker and National Historic Landmark Plaque
Inscription. Here, on the historic Piedra Blanca Rancho, William Randolph Hearst created La Cuesta Encantada (The Enchanted Hill), including La Casa Grande and adjacent buildings. With their rare art treasures and beautiful gardens. 1919-1947

Presented to the State of California in 1958 by the Hearst Corporation as a memorial to William Randolph Hearst and donated in the name of his mother, Phoebe Apperson Hearst.
 
Erected 1958 by California State Park Commission. (Marker Number 640.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 35° 39.026′ N, 121° 11.171′ W. Marker is near San Simeon, California, in San Luis Obispo County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Hearst Castle Road and Cabrillo Highway (California Highway 1). Click for map. This marker is located in an alcove in front of the Hearst Castle Visitors Center, to the right of the entrance. Parks department tour buses run from the visitor center to the castle for guided tours only. Marker is in this post office area: San Simeon CA 93452, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sebastian Store (approx.
Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, September 5, 2013
2. Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument Marker
0.6 miles away); Point Piedras Blancas, A Recent Colony (approx. 4.2 miles away); Nitt Witt Ridge (approx. 7.6 miles away); Piedras Blancas Lighthouse Lens (approx. 7.7 miles away); Cambria Veterans' Memorial (approx. 7.8 miles away); Preserving a Bit of History (approx. 8.4 miles away); The Town of Harmony (approx. 13.4 miles away).
 
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La Casa Grande image. Click for full size.
By James King, September 23, 2012
3. La Casa Grande
Hearst Castle
Hearst Castle image. Click for full size.
By James King, September 23, 2012
4. Hearst Castle
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 423 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   3, 4. submitted on , by James King of San Miguel, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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