“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)

Santa Barbara Presidio

Founded 1782

Santa Barbara Presidio Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 11, 2009
1. Santa Barbara Presidio Marker
Inscription. This tablet marks the southeasterly boundary of the Santa Barbara Presidio founded in 1782 by Gov. Felipe de Neve and Capt. Jose Francisco Ortega in command of fifty soldiers accompanied by Fray Junipero Serra who dedicated the site.
Erected 1928 by Santa Barbara Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 34° 25.335′ N, 119° 41.853′ W. Marker is in Santa Barbara, California, in Santa Barbara County. Marker is on Santa Barbara Street north of East De La Guerra Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 814 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara CA 93101, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Rochin Adobe (a few steps from this marker); Rochin-Birabent Adobe (a few steps from this marker); Site of Royal Spanish Presidio (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Casa Covarrubas (about 500 feet away); The Oreña Adobe (about 600 feet away); Jose Lobero's Opera House (about 700 feet away); De La Guerra Plaza (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hill-Carrillo Adobe (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Barbara.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 27, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 424 times since then and 41 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on January 27, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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