San Diego in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Old Presidio Historic Trail
A short walk to the Serra Museum and the site of California's first Spanish mission and presidio.
Did You Know?
On a trail close to this one, soldiers and families walked down from the Spanish presidio two centuries ago to tend their gardens and livestock. Around 1820, some families started to build houses beside their gardens and "Old Town was born. The Carrillo House may have been the first. Part of it still stands on the golf course to your left. What is a Presidio? (Learn the answer on the next sign.)
Erected by San Diego Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Hispanic Americans • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1820.
Location. 32° 45.389′ N, 117° 11.705′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Marker is at the intersection of Mason Street and Jackson Street, on the right when traveling south on Mason Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4205 Mason St, 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. A different marker also named The Old Presidio Historic Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Mormon Battalion at San Diego Services of the Mormon Battalion (about 400 feet away); The 500 Volunteer Soldiers of the Mormon Battalion (about 400 feet away); Mormon Battalion (about 400 feet away); Women of the Mormon Battalion (about 400 feet away); Casa de Carrillo (about 500 feet away); Juan Bandini (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Diego.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 29, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 26, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. This page has been viewed 79 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 26, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.