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San Benito County, California Points of Interest

Map of California State Historical Marker Locations in San Benito

San Benito County Historical Markers

San Benito County Churches
Mission San Juan Bautista and Plaza
Founded June 24,1790, Mission San Juan Bautista, partly destroyed by the earthquakes of 1800 and 1906, was repeatedly restored. The two bells it now u... [click for more]

San Benito County Historic Homes & Houses
Castro House
In the 1840s the Castro House was built to house General José Castro's administrative office and his secretary. In 1848 Castro sold the house t... [click for more]

San Benito County - General Interest
Fremont Peak
On March 6, 1846, Captain John C. Frémont built a fort here on Gabilan (Gavilan) Peak (Fremont Peak). He unfurled his colors and for four days ... [click for more]

New Idria Mine
Named for Idria Mine in Austria, the New Idria ranks among the most famous quicksilver mines of the world. Mission fathers, before American occupation... [click for more]

Plaza Hotel
In 1858 Angelo Zanetta added a second story to a one-story adobe barracks built in 1813-14 for soldiers who represented the Spanish government and ope... [click for more]

This page last updated: 11/11/2009