#0068 El Campo Santo


#0068 El Campo Santo

Site information:

San Diego Ave at Arista St, San Diego


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

El Campo Santo (The Holy Field)

El Campo Santo once included the adobe chapel on Conde Street, in which were buried Jose Antonio Aguirre, Maria Victoria Dominguez Estudillo and Cave Johnson Couts, distinguished early San Diegans. Between 1849 and 1897, 477 persons were buried in these grounds. Antonio Garra was the most eminent of many Native Americans interred here. A number of graves were relocated after 1874. A street railway bisected the cemetery in 1894. The wall around this portion was built in 1933. Restoration has continued to the present.

First registered December 6, 1932. Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the San Diego City Department of Parks and Recreation and Squibob Chapter, E Clampus Vitus, August 6, 1994.

Registered 12/6/1932