#0338 Mission Santa Clara


#0338 Mission Santa Clara

Site information:

In front of Mission Church, University of Santa Clara, The Alameda and Lexington St, Santa Clara


Plaque information:

State plaque

Plaque text:

Mission Santa Clara

Santa Clara, the first california mission to honor a woman, Clare of Assisi, as its patron saint, was founded nearby on the Guadalupe River on January 12, 1777. It once had the largest Indian population of any California mission. Floods and earthquake led to successive relocations. Its fifth church was dedicated on this site in 1825. In 1851 Santa Clara College was established in the old mission buildings.

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with William L. Gates, class of '64 and E Clampus Vitus, Mountain Charlie Chapter No 1850.  January 12, 1980.

Registered 8/8/1939