1772A Spanish mission founded by Fray Junipero Serra, O.F.M., First president of the California missions. This was the fifth in a chain of 21 missions stretching from San Diego to Sonoma. Built by the Chumash Indians living in the area. Its combination of belfry and vestibule is unique among California Missions. In 1846 John C. Fremont and his California Battalion quartered here while engaged in the war with Mexico.
|Placed By||The State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the California Historical Landmarks Advisory Committee, San Luis Obispo County Hist.Soc. and N.S & D of the G.W., Parlors No.290 and No.108, May 15, 1966|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 7:42pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10S E 712450 N 3906659|
|Decimal Degrees||35.28056667, -120.66403333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 16.834', W 120° 39.842'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 16' 50.04" N, 120° 39' 50.52" W|
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|Area Code(s)||805, 858|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 782-798 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo CA 93401, US|
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