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San José Spanish Mission, San Antonio, TX
San José Spanish Mission, San Antonio, TX

Historic Spanish Missions in the United States

Spanish Missions were some of the earliest major architectural structures built in America, just prior to and during the establishment of the United States. Mission Architecture may be found in Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California.
Here in this guide, we've collected a list of all the historic U.S. Spanish Missions as well as some other historical markers and sites related to the early Spanish Jesuit missionaries, priests and monks.
We hope you enjoy these locations involving early Spanish priests and the architecture that they inspred and built!

Spanish Missions in California - Historical Markers

Historic Spanish Missions in California:
Mission San Francisco Solano
Mission San Rafael Arcangel
Mission San Francisco de Asís
Mission Santa Clara de Asís
Mission Santa Clara
Mission Santa Cruz
Mission San Juan Bautista
Mission Nuestra Señora De La Soledad
Mission San Carlos Borromeo De Carmelo
Mission San Antonio de Padua
Mission San Miguel Arcángel
Mission San Luís Obispo De Tolosa

Other California Historic Sites Related To Spanish Explorers & Missions:
San Francisco Solano Mission Vineyard
Royal Presidio Chapel of San Carlos Borroméo
Landing Place of Sebastian Vizcaino and Fray Junipero Serra

Spanish Missions in Texas - Historical Markers

Spanish Missions in Texas:
Mission San Jose, San Antonio
Mission Nuestra Senora de la Purisima Concepcion Del Socorro, Socorro
Mission Nuestra Senora del Espiritu Santo de Zuniga, Goliad
Mission San Francisco de los Tejas,
San Clemente Mission, Ballinger
Near Site of Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria Mission, Montell
Mission Espiritu Santo Cattle Ranch, Victoria
Jesuit Historic Sites in Texas

Angelina County:
Don Joaquin Crossing on Bedias Trail, Lufkin vicinity

Bexar County:
Adina de Zavala, San Antonio
Route of El Camino Real, San Antonio

Brazos County:
El Camino Real,

Brown County:
Brownwood Harvey House, Brownwood

Burleson County:
Burleson County Marker, Caldwell

Cameron County:
Alonso de Leon Expeditions,

Cherokee County:
Cherokee County, Rusk
Mound Prairie, Alto

Childress County:
Old Railroad Y.M.C.A.,

Comal County:
Faust Street Bridge, New Braunfels

El paso County:
El Paso, Anthony

Gillespie County:
Cross Mountain, Fredericksburg

Harris County:
Ned A. & Linda S. Eppes House, Houston
Houston Yacht Club, La Porte

Hays County:
San Marcos Springs, San Marcos

Houston County:
Community of Weches, Weches
Pine Springs Campground, Crockett
Texas Spanish Abbeys:

Maverick County:
Maverick County, Eagle Pass

Menard County:
Puerto de Baluartes (Haven of the Strong Points), Menard

Nacogdoches County:
La Calle Real del Norte, Nacogdoches
Los Ojos de Padre Margil (The Eyes of Father Margil), Nacogdoches

Nueces County:
Corpus Christi Cathedral, Corpus Christi

Presidio County:
El Fortin de San Jose, Presidio vicinity

Refugio County:
Irish Immigrants in Refugio, Refugio
Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church, Refugio
Refugio County Courthouse, Refugio

Smith County:
Neches Saline, C. S. A., Tyler

Starr County:
Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church, Roma

Tom green County:
Sheep and Goat Industry in Texas, San Angelo

Travis County:
Balcones Fault Aids Colonization of Texas, Austin

Uvalde County:
Uvalde County, Uvalde

Wilson County:
Site of Old Town: Lodi, Floresville

Spanish Missions in New Mexico - Historical Markers

Spanish Missions in New Mexico:
San Felipe de Neri Church, Bernalillo
San Jose de la Laguna Mission, Cibola
St. Joseph's Mission, Otero
Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument, Socorro
San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, Taos
San Estevan del Rey Mission Church, Valencia
San Jose de la Laguna Mission and Convento, Valencia
Other New Mexico Historic Sites Related To Spanish Explorers & Missions:
Bernalillo County:
Isleta Pueblo, Bernalillo
Petroglyph National Monument, Bernalillo
Pueblo of Sandia Nafiat, Bernalillo
Tiguex Province, Bernalillo

Cibola County:
Cebolleta, Cibola
Pueblo of Acoma, Cibola
Eddy County:
Espejo's Trail, Eddy

Guadalupe County:
Santa Rosa (1), Guadalupe
Santa Rosa (2), Guadalupe
Vasquez de Coronado's Route (7), Guadalupe

Lincoln County:
Malpais, Valley of Fires, Lincoln
Salinas National Monument, Lincoln

Mora County:
Tiptonville, Mora

Otero County:
La Luz, Otero

Roosevelt County:
Los Portales Springs, Roosevelt

Socorro County:
Espejo's Expedition on the Camino Real (2), Socorro
Socorro (2), Socorro
Vasquez de Coronado's Route (1), Socorro

Torrance County:
Quarai, Torrance

Spanish Missions in Louisiana - Historical Markers

Spanish Missions in Louisiana:
Early Spanish Missions in Louisiana

Last Updated: March 3, 2016