Mission Santa Clara - Santa Clara, CA
Posted by: frivlas
N 37° 20.977 W 121° 56.474
10S E 593773 N 4134183
Quick Description: The original site of the first California Mission to honor a female saint.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 5/22/2006 6:40:52 PM
Waymark Code: WMD9P
Located on the Santa Clara University campus in front of the Mission Church is the plaque for "Mission Santa Clara".
Founded nearby on the edge of the Guadalupe River on January 12, 1777, this is the first California mission to honor a woman-Clare of Assisi. The mission, which once had the largest Indian population of any in California, was moved after floods and earthquake, its fifth church was dedicated on this site in 1825. In 1851 Santa Clara College was established in the old mission buildings.
Marker Number: 338.00
Marker Name: Mission Santa Clara
County: Santa Clara
Has Official CA Plaque: yes
Marker Dedication Date: 1/12/1980
Location: Not listed
Website: Not listed
Feel free to post a picture of you at the landmark site, but a photo is not required to log a visit.