#226:  Don Bernardo Yorba Ranchhouse Site

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NE corner of Esperanza Rd and Echo Hill Ln, Yorba Linda





State Plaque



From the Guidebook:

Here Don Bernardo Yorba created the greatest rancho of California's Golden Age, combining the Santa Ana Grant awarded to his father by the King of Spain in 1810 and lands granted to him by Governor José Figueroa in 1834. He was the third son of José Antonio Yorba, who came with Don Gaspar de Portolá in 1769 to establish California's first family.

From the plaque:

On this land, portion of Santa Ana grant awarded by King of Spain 1810 to Jose Antonio Yorba, and additional grants to his son by Governor Jose Figueroa 1834, was created Hacienda of Don Bernardo Yorba. Greatest ranchero of golden age, Bernardo Yorga was third son of Jose Yorba, who came to California with Don Gaspar de Portola 1769, and established California's first family.

Marker placed by California Centennials Commission. Base furnished by Placentia Round Table Club. Dedicated May 3, 1950.

©2009 David Schmitt