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Branciforte

 
 
California State Historic Landmark #469 image. Click for full size.
By Leticia A. Kohnen, October 4, 2006
1. California State Historic Landmark #469
Inscription. These school grounds were the center of Villa de Branciforte founded in 1797 by Governor Diego de Borica of California on orders from Spain through Viceroy Branciforte in Mexico. The settlement existed as political entity until American occupancy of California. Remained as township until 1905, when it was annexed to the city of Santa Cruz.
 
Erected 1950 by California Centennials Commission in cooperation with Santa Cruz County Historical Society. (Marker Number 469.)
 
Location. 36° 58.866′ N, 122° 0.861′ W. Marker is in Santa Cruz, California, in Santa Cruz County. Marker is at the intersection of North Branciforte Avenue and Water Street on North Branciforte Avenue. Touch for map. At southwest corner of intersection of N. Branciforte Avenue & Water Street, in front of Branciforte School. Marker is at or near this postal address: 840 N Branciforte Ave., Santa Cruz CA 95062, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bull and Bear Fights ( approx. 0.6 miles away); The Branciforte Adobe ( approx. 0.6 miles away); Santa Cruz Main Post Office ( approx. mile away); Santa Cruz County World War Memorial
Site of Center of Villa De Branciforte image. Click for full size.
By Leticia A. Kohnen, October 4, 2006
2. Site of Center of Villa De Branciforte
Nothing remains of the community of Branciforte. The Branciforte School now occupies the site.
( approx. mile away); Tom Scribner ( approx. 0.8 miles away); Santa Cruz County Bank ( approx. 0.8 miles away); People's Bank ( approx. 0.8 miles away); Pacific Avenue Commercial Building ( approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Cruz.
 
Categories. Colonial Era
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2007, by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 2,155 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 7, 2007, by Mathew H. Kohnen of San Jose, California. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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