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1. San 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 of Carmel)


3. San 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 Arcangel

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 Chorro St.


6. San Francisco de Asis (Dolores)

Founded: June 26,1776 by Father Francisco Palou Named for: Saint Francis of Assisi
Location: San Francisco County - 3321 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114


7. San Juan Capistrano

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 de Asis

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).


10. Santa Barbara

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)


11. La Purisima Concepcion

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 Cross
Location: Santa Cruz County - Santa Cruz, (on Mission Hill on the north shore of Monterey Bay).


13. Nuestra Senora (Dolorosisima) de la Soledad

Founded: October 9, 1791 by Father Fermin Lasuen Named for: Our Lady of Solitude
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 Guadalupe

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).


15. San Juan Bautista

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 Arcangel

Founded: July 25, 1797 by Father Fermin Lasuen Named for: Saint Michael the Archangel
Location: San Luis Obispo County - San Miguel (10 miles north of Paso Robles on US 101)


17. San 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 Fernando).


18. 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 Agnes
Location: Santa Barbara County - Solvang (3 miles east of Buellton)


20. San Rafael Arcangel

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 Solano

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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Royal Presidio Chapel (San Carlos de Monterey)

Founded: June 3, 1770
Location: Monterey County - Monterey


San Antonio de Pala

Founded:1816
Location:San Diego County - Pala (at the base of Palomar Mountain).


Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles

Los Angeles County