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.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
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. Touch for map. Marker is located 7.7 miles west of the town of Woody. Marker was in this post office area: Woody CA 93287, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Mountain House (approx. 5.8 miles away); Woody (approx. 5.9 miles away); Joseph Weringer, Sr. (approx. 6 miles away); Granite Station (approx. 9.9 miles away); "El Cojo" Old Stage Road (approx. 10.1 miles away); Fountain Springs (approx. 10.1 miles away); Lynn’s Bull Road (approx. 11.4 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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