Mission Santa Cruz

Local nameMission Santa Cruz
LocationSanta Cruz County, California, United States

Mission Santa Cruz was a Spanish mission founded by the Franciscan order in present-day Santa Cruz, California. The mission was founded in 1791 and named for the feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, adopting the name given to a nearby creek by the missionary priest Juan Crespi, who accompanied the explorer Gaspar de Portolá when he camped on the banks of the San Lorenzo River on October 17, 1769.As with the other California missions, Mission Santa Cruz served as a site for ecclesiastical conversion of natives, first the Amah Mutsun people, the original inhabitants of the region renamed the "Ohlone" by the Spaniards, and later the Yokuts from the east. The settlement was the site of the first autopsy in Alta California.The current Holy Cross Church was built on the site of the original mission church in 1889, and it remains an active parish of the Diocese of Monterey.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mission_Santa_Cruz

Official website http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=548

Phone +1 831 425 5849

Address 144-198 School Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA

Coordinates 36°58'41.007" N -122°1'46.423" E

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