San Diego in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Fray Junipero Serra
Discovered and named San Miguel by Cabrillo in 1542
Visited and christened San Diego de Alcala by Viscaino in 1602
Here the first citizen
Fray Junipero Serra
Planted civilization in California
Here he first raised the cross here began the first mission
Here founded the first town, San Diego, July 16, 1769
In memory of him and his works the Order of Panama 1913
The original bronze plaques replaced on July 16, 1969 and presented by Heffernan Institute No. 76, Catholic Young Ladies Institute
in honor of their Golden Jubilee
Cabrillo la descubrió y la llamó “San Miguel” 1542
Viscaino la visitó y la nombró “San Diego de Alcala” 1602 acá
Fray Junípero Serra
Apostol de Califórnia y fundador de su civilizacion
Erigió la primera cruz – Consagró la primera misión
Fundó el primer pueblo – San Diego
Julio 16, 1769
In memoría del y de sus obras la
Las placas originales respuestas julio 16, 1969
y presentadas por Heffernan Institute No. 76, Catholic Young Ladies Institute
en honor de su Jubileo de Oro
Erected 1969 by Heffernan Institute No. 76, Catholic Young Ladies Institute.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is July 16, 1989.
Location. 32° 45.577′ N, 117° 11.683′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Marker can be reached from Presidio Drive. Marker is located south of the parking area of the Serra Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2727 Presidio Drive, San Diego CA 92110, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. San Diego Presidio Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Sylvester Pattie (within shouting distance of this marker); George White Marston (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Junipero Serra Museum (about 400 feet away); Serra Palm (about 500 feet away); Derby Dike (about 500 feet away); La Playa Trail (about 500 feet away); Women of the Mormon Battalion (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Diego.
Also see . . .
1. Junipero Serra (1713 – 1784). (Submitted on October 27, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
2. Blessed Junipero Serra. (Submitted on October 27, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 28, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 27, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,956 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 27, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. 2. submitted on April 8, 2015, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 27, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.