Diego de Alcala
Founded: July 16, 1769 by Father Junipero Serra
Location: San Diego County - San Diego (In Mission Valley, 6 miles NW
of San Diego)
2. San Carlos
Borromeo de Carmelo
Founded: June 3, 1770 by Father Junipero Serra
Location: Monterey County - Carmel (on the outskirts of the village
Antonio de Padua
Founded: July 14, 1771 by Father Junipero Serra
Location: Monterey County - King City (6 miles from Jolon, which is
20 miles from King City)
4. San Gabriel
Founded: September 8, 1771 by Father Pedro Cambon and Father Angel Somera
Location: Los Angeles County - San Gabriel
5. San Luis
Obispo de Tolosa
Founded: September 1, 1772 by Father Junipero Serra Named for: Saint
Luis, Bishop of Toulouse.
Location: San Luis Obispo County - San Luis Obispo, at Monterey and
6. San Francisco
de Asis (Dolores)
Founded: June 26,1776 by Father Francisco Palou Named for: Saint Francis
Location: San Francisco County - 3321 16th Street, San Francisco, CA
Founded: November 1, 1776 by Father Junipero Serra Named for: Saint
John of Capistrano, Italy
Location: Orange County - San Juan Capistrano, just off Interstate 5.
8. Santa Clara
Founded: January 12, 1777 by Father Junipero Serra Named for: Saint
Claire of Assisi
Location: Santa Clara County - Santa Clara (on the grounds of the University
of Santa Clara).
9. San Buenaventura
Founded: March 31, 1782 by Father Junipero Serra Named for: Saint Bonaventure
Location: Ventura County - Ventura (just east of U.S. Highway 101).
Founded:December 4, 1786 by Father Fermin Lasuen Named for: Saint Barbara
Location: Santa Barbara County - Santa Barbara (on a hill at the end
of Laguna Street)
Founded: December 8, 1787 by Father Fermin Lasuen Named for: "The Immaculate
Concepcion of Mary the Most Pure"
Location: Santa Barbara County - Lompoc (5 miles northeast of Lompoc)
12. Santa Cruz
Founded:August 28, 1791 by Father Fermin Lasuen Named for: the Sacred
Location: Santa Cruz County - Santa Cruz, (on Mission Hill on the north
shore of Monterey Bay).
Senora (Dolorosisima) de la Soledad
Founded: October 9, 1791 by Father Fermin Lasuen Named for: Our Lady
Location: Monterey County - Soledad (ruins of this mission are about
2 miles from the town of Soledad) in the Salinas River valley.
14. San Jose de
Founded: June 11, 1797 by Father Fermin Lasuen Named for: Saint Joseph
Location: Alameda County - Fremont, (about 15 miles north of San Jose
on the Oakland Highway).
Founded: June 24, 1797 by Father Fermin Lasuen Named for: John the Baptist
Location: San Benito County - San Juan Bautista (17 miles north of the
city of Salinas)
16. San Miguel
Founded: July 25, 1797 by Father Fermin Lasuen Named for: Saint Michael
Location: San Luis Obispo County - San Miguel (10 miles north of Paso
Robles on US 101)
Fernando Rey de Espana
Founded: September 8, 1797 by Father Fermin Lasuen Named for: St. Ferdinand,
King of Spain (1217-1252).
Location: Los Angeles County - Mission Hills (on the outskirts of San
Luis Rey de Francia
Founded: June 13, 1798 by Father Fermin Lasuen Named for: Louis IX,
King of France (1215-1270)
Location: San Diego County - Oceanside (5 miles east of Oceanside)
19. Santa Ines
Founded: September 17, 1804 by Father Estevan Tapis Named for: Saint
Location: Santa Barbara County - Solvang (3 miles east of Buellton)
20. San Rafael
Founded: December 14, 1817 by Father Vicente de Sarria Named for: St.
Raphael the Archangel, patron of good health.
Location: Marin County - San Rafael (Nothing remains of mission. Site
now marked by guidepost)
21. San Francisco
Founded: July 4, 1823 by Father Jose Altimira Named for: St. Francis
Solano, missionary to the Peruvian Indians
Location: Sonoma County - Sonoma, 20 miles north of San Francisco on
State Highway 12
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Presidio Chapel (San Carlos de Monterey)
Founded: June 3, 1770
Location: Monterey County - Monterey
San Antonio de
Location:San Diego County - Pala (at the base of Palomar Mountain).
Senora de Los Angeles
Los Angeles County