Near Woody in Kern County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Garcés Baptismal Site
Erected 1958 by Kern County Historical Society, Native Daughters of the Golden West, and Kern County Museum. (Marker Number 631.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmark, and the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West series lists.
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 35° 44.801′ N, 118° 55.564′ W. Marker was near Woody, California, in Kern County. Marker was on State Highway 155, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located 7.7 miles west of the town of Woody. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Woody CA 93287, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Mountain House (approx. 5.8 miles Woody (approx. 5.9 miles away); Joseph Weringer, Sr. (approx. 6 miles away); Tailholt (approx. 6.4 miles away); Granite Station (approx. 9.9 miles away); "El Cojo" (approx. 10.1 miles away); Fountain Springs (approx. 10.1 miles away); Old Stage Road (approx. 10.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woody.
Also see . . . Exploring Kern County: County's First Explorer. A March 2009 article by KERO on Padre Francisco Garcés, which notes that the plaque for the Garcés Baptismal site is missing. (Submitted on May 28, 2015.)
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