#1005 Site of Santa Rosa Rancho


#1005 Site of Santa Rosa Rancho

Site information:

Site and plaque are located in the middle of the Santa Rosa Plateau.  There are a few different trails which you can take to get there.  I believe the shortest begins at the corner of Tenaja and Clinton Keith Rds.


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Santa Rosa Rancho

This historic site was granted by Governor Pio Pico to Juan Moreno in 1846.  The rancho is a prime example of human history in Southern California.  Archaeological evidence indicates that Native Americans occupied this area for over 6000 years and established village and ceremonial sites on the land.  No other rancho site in Southern California retains so much of its setting undisturbed.

Registered 2/18/1992