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Santa Barbara County, California Points of Interest

Map of California State Historical Marker Locations in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara County Historical Markers

Santa Barbara County Churches
Chapel of San Ramon
This redwood frame chapel, erected in 1875 by Frederick and Ramona Foxen Wickenden, illustrates the transition between the architecture of the old mis... [click for more]

Mission La Purísima
Established December 8, 1787, by Father Lasuén, the mission was badly damaged by an earthquake in 1812. Removed from control of Franciscans dur... [click for more]

Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Mission was founded December 4, 1786. Portions of five units of its extensive waterworks, built by Indian labor and preserved in this pa... [click for more]

Mission Santa Inés
This mission was founded in 1804 by Father Estévan Tapís to reach the Indians living east of the Coast Range. Construction was completed... [click for more]

Original Mission and Remaining Ruins of Mission De La Purísima Concepción De María Santisima
The ruins at this site are part of the original Mission La Purísima, founded by Padre Fermín de Lasuén on December 8, 1787, as th... [click for more]

Santa Barbara County Courthouse
Santa Barbara County Courthouse
The Santa Barbara County Courthouse was constructed in 1929 and is a complex of four buildings occupying an entire city block in downtown Santa Barbar... [click for more]

Santa Barbara County Historic Homes & Houses
Covarrubias Adobe
The adobe was built by Indian labor in 1817 for Don Domingo Carrillo. In 1838, his daughter married Don José María Covarrubias, who in 1... [click for more]

Santa Barbara County - General Interest
Burton Mound
Thought to have once been the Indian village of Syujtun, this site has yielded some of the most important archeological evidence found in California. ... [click for more]

Carpinteria and Indian Village of Mishopshnow
The Chumash Indian village of Mishopshnow, discovered by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo on August 14, 1542, was located one-fourth mile southwest of t... [click for more]

Carrillo Adobe
Daniel Hill of Massachusetts built this adobe about 1825 for his bride, Rafaela L. Ortega y Olivera. She was the granddaughter of José Francisc... [click for more]

Casa De La Guerra
A common council was duly elected near this site on August 26, 1850, two weeks before California statehood. The City of Santa Barbara held its first o... [click for more]

Gaviota Pass
Here, on Christmas Day, 1846, natives and soldiers from the Presidio of Santa Barbara lay in ambush for Lieutenant Colonel John C. Frémont, U.S... [click for more]

Hastings Adobe
Built in 1854 by Captain Horatio Gates Trussell of Orland, Maine, the adobe is partly constructed of material from the wreck of the S.S. Winfield Scot... [click for more]

Old Lobero Theatre
José Lobero opened the region's first legitimate theatre on this site on February 22, 1873. For many years the old theatre was the center of so... [click for more]

Royal Spanish Presidio
This presidio was established April 19-21, 1782 by Governor Felipe de Neve, Padre Junípero Serra, and Lieutenant José Francisco Ortega, ... [click for more]

Well, Hill 4
This well, spudded September 26, 1905, and completed April 30, 1906, is the first oil well in which a water shutoff was attained by pumping cement thr... [click for more]

This page last updated: 11/11/2009