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Ventura County, California Points of Interest

Map of California State Historical Marker Locations in Ventura

Ventura County Historical Markers

Ventura County Churches
Mission San Buenaventura
This mission, established in 1782, was the ninth and the last to be dedicated by Father Junípero Serra. The first chapel and church were destro... [click for more]

Old Mission Reservoir
Part of the mission water system for Mission San Buenaventura, this was the settling tank or receiving reservoir from which water was distributed to t... [click for more]

San Buenaventura Mission Aqueduct
The aqueduct at Canada Larga Road is two surviving sections of viaduct about 100 feet long and made of cobble stone and mortar. Originally, the waterc... [click for more]

Ventura County Courthouse
Ventura County Courthouse
The courthouse was designed in 1910 by one of the early pioneers of architecture in Southern California-Albert C. Martin, Sr. Dedicated in July 1913, ... [click for more]

Ventura County Historic Homes & Houses
Rancho Camulos
On January 22, 1839, Governor Juan Alvarado granted the 48,815-acre Rancho San Francisco to Antonio del Valle. Jacoba Feliz filed a claim against this... [click for more]

Rancho Simi
This is the site of the headquarters of the Spanish Rancho San José de Nuestra Senora de Altagarcia y Simi. The name derives from 'Shimiji,' th... [click for more]

Ventura County - General Interest
Grandma Prisbrey’s Bottle Village
Twentieth Century Folk Art Environments (thematic historical marker). Charles Kasling began sculpturing near Andrade in 1967, and his creations now fi... [click for more]

Olivas Adobe
Continuous use has preserved this adobe, the only early two-story adobe in the Santa Clara Valley. A small one-story adobe built in 1837 was enlarged ... [click for more]

Portolá Expedition
On August 11, 1769, the Portolá Expedition arrived at the junction of the Arroyo Mupu and Santa Paula Creek, at a place they named the Holy Mar... [click for more]

Site Of Junípero Serra’s Cross
The first cross on the hill known as 'La Loma de la Cruz,' or the Hill of the Cross, was erected by Junípero Serra at the founding of the Missi... [click for more]

Stagecoach Inn
Originally located some 200 yards to the north, the Stagecoach Inn was built in 1876. Its redwood lumber came by sea and was freighted up the steep Co... [click for more]

Sycamore Tree
In 1846 General John C. Frémont passed this sycamore tree on his way to sign a treaty with General Andrés Pico to secure California for ... [click for more]

Union Oil Company Building
The Santa Paula Hardware Company Building, more commonly referred to as the Union Oil Company Building, is significant for its historical importance a... [click for more]

Warring Park
On August 11, 1769, the explorers and priests accompanying Portolá found a populous village of Piru Indians near this point. Carrying their bow... [click for more]

This page last updated: 11/11/2009