San Juan Bautista in San Benito County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
El Camino Real
(The Kings Highway)
The above marker shows the direction of the road that connected the 21 Missions. Expeditions left here to go north to Mission Santa Clara or go south to the head-quarters at Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo.
This road was used from 1797 to about 1850.
Erected by Boy Scout Troop 233 - Salinas, California, March 3, 1968 as qualification for the Historical Trails Award.
Erected 1968 by Boy Scouts Troop 233 - Salinas, California.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Notable Events • Notable Places • Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the El Camino Real, “The King's Highway” (California) series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 3, 1936.
Location. 36° 50.754′ N, 121° 32.117′ W. Marker is in San Juan Bautista, California, in San Benito County. Marker is located on the grounds of the Mission San Juan Bautista and San Juan Bautista State Historical Park. Touch for map. Marker Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The San Andreas Fault Exhibit & El Camino Real Earthquake Walk (here, next to this marker); Mission San Juan Bautista (within shouting distance of this marker); San Juan Bautista Historic District (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Castro/Breen Adobe and Plaza Hotel (about 400 feet away); Castro - Breen Adobe (about 400 feet away); Progress Becomes History (about 400 feet away); Town Jail (about 500 feet away); De Anza Expedition 1775 1776 (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Juan Bautista.
Regarding El Camino Real. See Nearby El Camino Real Bell marker for additional information.
Also see . . .
1. El Camino Real. California Highways website entry (Submitted on January 15, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
2. California Missions Foundation. Foundation website homepage (Submitted on February 19, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Additional keywords. California Missions
Credits. This page was last revised on February 19, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,389 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 15, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. 4, 5. submitted on January 16, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.