San Diego in San Diego County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
First Raising of U.S. Flag
Location. 32° 45.265′ N, 117° 11.818′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Marker can be reached from Mason Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located at Old Town Plaza (Washington Square) within the bounderies of Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Marker is in this post office area: San Diego CA 92110, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. La Casa de Estudillo (a few steps from this marker); Estudillo House (within shouting distance of this marker); First San Diego Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Juan Bandini (within shouting distance of this marker); Casa de Pedrorena de Altamirano (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mason Street School (about 300 feet away); Birthplace of The San Diego Union (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Birthplace of The San Diego Union (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Diego.
Regarding First Raising of U.S. Flag. This site has been designated as California
This plaza was established as the center of the Mexican Pueblo of San Diego which elected its first ajuntamiento in 1834. On July 29,1846, at 4 p.m., Lieutenant Stephen C. Rowan, U.S.N., from the U.S. sloop-of-war Cyane, raised the American flag over the plaza.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,551 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on December 30, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. 2. submitted on December 27, 2013, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. 3, 4. submitted on October 27, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.