San Diego in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Discovery of California
by Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo
Discovery of California by
Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo
Who Landed on
The Shores of San Diego Bay
September 28, 1542
Placed by San Diego Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
Erected 1921 by The San Diego Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Exploration • Notable Events. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 28, 1542.
Location. 32° 43.883′ N, 117° 9.154′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Marker can be reached from El Prado, on the left when traveling west. This marker is in Balboa Park just east of the Cabrillo Bridge in the Plaza de Panama. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Diego CA 92101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. David Charles Collier (a few steps from this marker); Administration Building (within shouting distance of this marker); California Quadrangle House of Charm (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Spreckels Organ and Pavilion (about 800 feet away); L/CPL Kenneth J. Haywood U.S.M.C. (approx. 0.2 miles away); The History of the Japanese Friendship Garden (approx. 0.2 miles away); Agoston Haraszthy (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Diego.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 163 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 28, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.