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Ainsworth House (1910) – A turn-of-the-century home built by Louis Ainsworth as a retirement home for he and his wife, Persis. 414 E. Chapman, Orange. (714) 997-1370.

Anaheim Landing Site (1864) - The Anaheim Landing Company serving the Anaheim Colony established Anaheim Landing as Orange County’s first port. Despite treacherous entrance conditions, regular trade passed through here for almost two decades. California State Historical Landmark. Northeast corner of Seal Beach Blvd & Electric Ave, Seal Beach.

Bacon House (circa 1884) – Originally built by an unknown squatter in a remote area of Abel Stearn's Rancho Los Coyotes and eventually ended up as a residence for Robert D. Bacon, a turn-of-the-century Buena Park farmer. Next door to Whitaker-Jaynes House (see Whitaker-Jaynes House).

Balboa Pavilion (1905) – One of California’s last surviving turn-of-the-century pavilions. Built by the Newport Bay Investment Company to enhance the development of Balboa. It has long enhanced Newport Beach as a seaside recreational destination and a prominent navigational landmark. National Register of Historic Places. California State Historic Landmark. 400 Main St, Balboa (Newport Beach).

Barton Mound Site (1857) – Near here, outlaw Juan Flores and his band ambushed Los Angeles County Sheriff James Barton and his small posse. Barton and three of his men were killed. A much larger posse was shortly thereafter formed in Los Angeles that later captured Flores and his men. California State Historical Landmark. Southeast corner of I-405 & State Hwy 133, 2 miles south of East Irvine.

Black Star Canyon Indian Village Site (1832) – Site of an ancient Indian village. Orange County historian Jim Sleeper recorded that a massacre of the native residents by non-native settlers occurred at this site. In 1878, coal was discovered in the canyon and the Black Star Mining Company was formed. California State Historical Landmark. Black Star Canyon on Black Star Canyon Rd, 6 miles north of Silverado Canyon Rd, 9 miles north of Silverado.

Bradford House (1902) – Home of prominent Placentia rancher Albert Sumner Bradford. 136 Palm Circle, Placentia. (714) 993-2470.

Brea City Hall & Park (1929) - First government facility in Orange County consolidating municipal functions, including a library, in one building. National Register of Historic Places. 401 S Brea Blvd, Brea.

Carbondale Site (1878) - Site of the 1878 coal discovery. The village of Carbondale was built on the flat near the mine, called the Santa Clara. The town died when the mine closed. California State Historical Landmark. Silverado Community Church entrance, Silverado Canyon Rd, 1.1 miles west of Silverado post office, Silverado.

Chapman Building (1923) – Fullerton's first "skyscraper," built by Charles C. Chapman, an orange industry giant and a leading Orange County citizen. National Register of Historic Places. 110 E Wilshire Ave, Fullerton.

Courreges Ranch Site (1896) - Home site of Basque sheep rancher, farmer and businessman Roch Courreges and his wife Magdalena Mogart. Roch was a founder of the First National Bank of Huntington Beach, among other ventures. The old tank house, built in 1908, still stands. 8572 Talbert Ave, Fountain Valley.

Crane Residence (unknown) - Former house of Dr. Julius A. Crane. Currently it is the Civic Center office of California Federal Bank. National Register of Historical Places. 518 N Broadway, Santa Ana.

Crystal Cove Historic District (1920s) - This historic district was once an enclave of private beach cottages and it now is one of last examples of Southern California beach life during the 1920s and 1930s. National Register of Historic Places. 7402 Southeast Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach.

Dana Point (1835) – Location visited in 1853 by Richard Henry Dana, author of Two Years Before the Mast. The cove below, El Embarcadero, was a concealed anchorage for ships trading with the Mission San Juan Capistrano. Argentine pirate Hipolito Bouchard also anchored his ships at this location in 1818 when he raided the local mission community. California State Historical Landmark. Ken Sampson Overview, south of Blue Lantern @ Santa Clara Ave, Dana Point. .

Diego Sepúlveda Adobe (1868) – Built as a station for Mission San Juan Capistrano, the property was later transferred as part of the Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana land grant and ended up in the possession of Diego Sepúlveda. California State Historical Landmark. Estancia Park, 1900 Adams Ave, northwest corner of Mesa Verde Dr West & Adams Ave, Costa Mesa.

Dr. Willella Howe-Waffle House (1889) – Home of Orange County’s first practicing woman physician. She conducted some of her practice in this home. 120 Civic Center Dr, Santa Ana.

Episcopal Church of the Messiah (1889) – Santa Ana’s oldest building still used publicly at its original location. 614 Bush St, Santa Ana.

Fairview Indian Site (circa 1500 B.C.) – Home site to at least two different Indian cultures, the earliest dating back to 1500 B.C. National Register of Historic Places. Placentia Ave, south of Adams Ave, Costa Mesa.

First Adventist Christian Church (1881) – Tustin’s first church. It continues to be in service since it first opened. 555 W. Main St, Tustin.

Flores Peak Site (1857) – Here, Juan Flores and his band of outlaws were cornered and captured by a posse led by General Andrés Pico after the band earlier ambushed and murdered of Los Angeles County Sheriff James Barton and several of his posse (see Barton Mound Site). California State Historical Landmark. Flores Peak, Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary, north side of Modjeska Canyon Rd, Modjeska Canyon.

Forster Mansion (1845) - Home of Frank Forster, grandson of John and Ysidora Forster, former owners and residents of the Mission San Juan Capistrano property until their eviction by the U.S. government in 1864. This mansion was once social hub of the Capistrano Valley. National Register of Historic Places. 27182 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano.

Friends Church, Historic (1888) - The colony of Friends who organized the town El Modena (previously Modena and Earlham) dedicated their first church in 1887, but it was destroyed by Santa Ana winds in 1887. The church was rebuilt in 1888 and served the congregation until they moved to a new location in 1967. It is now part of Moreno's Restaurant property, whose owners had rescued the historic church. 4328 E Chapman Ave, Orange.

Garcia Adobe (1840s) - Built by Portuguese merchant Manuel Garcia, it is now the last surviving Monterey-style adobe in Orange County. The adobe was once the French Hotel, a general store and San Juan Capistrano’s first American post office. 31851 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano.

George Key Ranch (1898) - This historic ranch home offers a window to life in the early days of Orange County citrus farming. National Register of Historic Places. 625 W Bastanchury Rd, Placentia. (714) 528-4260.

Glenn Martin Balboa-to-Catalina Flight Launch Site (1912) – On May 10, 1912, Glenn L. Martin flew his plane, built in Santa Ana, from the waters off this location to Catalina Island. This was the first water-to-water flight and the longest and fastest flight over water to that date. California State Historical Landmark. South end of Main St @ Ocean Front (Balboa), Newport Beach.

Harrison Farmhouse (circa 1906) – Now the offices of the Capistrano Indian Council, this structure was an example of single-wall construction, a style not common in Southern California at the time. 27762 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano.

Helme-Worthy House and Commercial Bldg (1902 & 1904) - Matthew Helme moved the farm house to its present site in 1902. He also built the commercial building at 515 Walnut Ave. It is a rare western false-front building. National Register of Historic Places. 128 Sixth St, Huntington Beach.

Heritage Hill Historical Park - Four historical buildings representing distinct eras in the early history of the Saddleback Valley and El Toro areas. Serrano Adobe (circa 1863) – Structure from the Mexican Rancho era. El Toro Grammar School, (1890) – Early El Toro structure. St. George's Episcopal Mission (1891) - Early El Toro structure. Harvey Bennett Ranch House (1908) - Citrus farming days in the early 20th century. 25151 Serrano Rd, Lake Forest. (949) 855-2028.

Heritage House (1894) - Home and office of Fullerton’s pioneer physician, Dr. George C. Clark. Fullerton Arboretum, 1900 Associated Rd @ Yorba Linda Blvd, Fullerton. (714) 278-3579.

Hewes Mansion (1881) - This 14-room mansion, built by David Hewes, was once the largest and most elegant house in Tustin. 350 B St, Tustin. Not open to the public.

Irvine Bowl (1941) – Rancher James Irvine II donated the land on which the Bowl is located. The Bowl is annually the site for the Festival of the Arts and Pageant of the Masters. 650 Laguna Canyon Rd, Irvine.

Knott's Berry Farm (1920) - Walter and Cordelia Knott arrived here to do farming. Their roadside berry stand evolved into America’s oldest theme park. 8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park.

Kraemer Building (1925) - Prominent Orange County businessman and rancher Samuel Kraemer built this six-story building dubbed "The 'Kraemer skyscraper." At the time, it was the tallest building in Orange County. 76 S Claudina St, Anaheim.

La Cristianita Monument (1769) – The first Christian baptism in Alta California occurred in nearby Cristianitos Canyon when Father Francisco Gomez, accompanying the first Portola expedition, baptized two dying Indian infants on July 22, 1769. California Historical Landmark. 100 Avenida Presido, San Clemente.

Lighter-Than-Air Ship Hangers (1942) - Commissioned in 1942 as a naval air station, the giant twin hangers on the naval air station here were built to house up to six anti-submarine surveillance blimps each during World War II. These hangers were some of the largest unsupported wooden structures in the world. In 1951 the station was reopened solely for helicopters. National Register of Historic Places. Valencia & Redhill Avenues, Tustin.

Lily Creamery Site (1889) – Once the location of a creamery. J.M. Pitblado built a condensed-milk factory here that was later acquired by Charles F. Bixby. Bixby installed the first evaporated-milk cannery in California. 6586 Beach Blvd, Buena Park.

Lovell Beach House (Private) (1923-1926) - Designed and built by architect Rudolph Schindler, a student of Frank Lloyd Wright. National Register of Historic Places. Not open to the public. 1242 W Ocean Front, Newport Beach.

Macadamia Nut Tree (1880s) - The oldest macadamia nut tree in California, planted by the "Societas Fraterna," a spiritualist commune that practiced vegetarianism. National Register of Historic Places. 136 W Palm Circle Rd, Placentia.

McCoy-Hare House (1874) - Built by Dr. James McCoy, first physician in Westminster, it served as an early Orange County pharmacy. Orel and Marie Hare (Marie Hare was a prominent educator in the community) acquired the property in 1912. 14161 Beach Blvd, Westminster.

McFadden Wharf Site (1888) - The original wharf at this site was built by the McFadden brothers as the coastal terminus of their Santa Ana & Newport Railway. During 1891 to 1907, it served as the key seaport for much of the lumber and goods produced in Orange, San Bernardino, and Riverside Counties. California State Historical Landmark. Newport Pier, southeast corner of west Ocean Front & McFadden Place, Newport Beach.

Minter Residence (1877) - One of downtown Santa Ana’s last pioneer homes. Named for George W. Minter, the home is across the street from Santa Ana’s first public park, Birch Park, named for Minter family relative, Albert W. Birch. National Register of Historic Places. 322 W Third St, Santa Ana.

Mission San Juan Capistrano (1776) – First non-native settlement in Orange County. This mission was founded as the seventh of the chain of 21 California missions. It was personally dedicated by Father Junípero Serra. The original stone church was destroyed in the earthquake of 1812. Confiscated by the government under the Mexican flag, the mission was returned to the Catholic church in 1865 by President Abraham Lincoln. National Register of Historic Places. California State Historical Landmark. Northwest corner of Camino Capistrano & Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano. (949) 234-1300.

Modjeska Historic House & Gardens (also known as "Arden") (1888) - Home of the world famous actress Madame Helena Modjeska. National Historical Landmark. National Register of Historic Places. California State Historical Landmark. 29042 Modjeska Canyon Rd, Modjeska Canyon. (949) 855-2028.

Montanez Adobe (dated to 1794) – Home of Dona Polonia Montanez who had provided religious instruction to children between 1886 and 1910 when the Mission San Juan Capistrano had no resident priest. She was called the "Pied Piper of San Juan," because children always surrounded her. National Register of Historic Places. 31745 Los Rios St, San Juan Capistrano.

Mother Colony House (1857) – First house in Anaheim and home of George Hansen. As such, it served as center for the development of the Anaheim Colony (that became first a major wine-producer and then later, a major orange producer). In 1929, the home also became Orange County's first historical museum. The landmark, served as Hansen's. California State Historical Landmark. 414 N West St, near Sycamore St, Anaheim. (714) 765-1850.

Muckenthaler Cultural Center (1924) - This mansion was built by Walter and Adella Muckenthaler. Their son Harold wanted to see his childhood home used as a cultural center for the public to enjoy, so he donated it to the City of Fullerton in 1965. It has since been a center for art exhibits, theatre and other educational programs. National Register of Historic Places. 1201 W Malvern Ave, Fullerton.

Murphy-Smith Cottage (1920s) – A completely restored 1920's classic, typical beach bungalow. 278 Ocean Ave, Laguna Beach.

Newland House Museum (1898) – Home of Huntington Beach pioneers William and Mary Newland. 19820 Beach Blvd, Huntington Beach. (714) 962-5777.

Nixon Birthplace (1912) – Farmhouse, built in 1912 where, on January 9, 1913, Richard M. Nixon, 37th President of the United States, was born to Frank and Hannah Nixon. The young Nixon spent his first nine years here and went on to become the first native-born Californian to move into the White House. National Historical Landmark. National Register of Historic Places. California State Historical Landmark. 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd, Yorba Linda. (714) 993-3393.

North Gate of Anaheim Colony Site (circa 1857) - A fence of willow poles was erected around the Anaheim Colony to keep out free-roaming wild cattle. This was the site for the gate installed at the north end of the main north-south street in the colony. Since this gate led to the road to Los Angeles, it was the community’s main gate. California State Historical Landmark. 775 Anaheim Blvd @ North St, Anaheim.

Old Landing Site (1870) - Captain Samuel S. Dunnells landed here in Newport Bay with his sternwheel steamer Vaquero, opening the bay to shipping. As a new port between San Pedro and San Diego, the landing was named "New Port." California State Historical Landmark. Dover Dr, 500 feet north of State Hwy 1, Newport Beach.

Old Maizeland School (Rivera School) (1868) - First school in the Rivera District. It was previously located on Shugg Lane, now Slauson Avenue. California State Historical Landmark. Knott's Berry Farm, 8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park. (714) 771-6731.

Old Orange County Courthouse (1901) - Southern California's oldest court building. This courthouse was site to all local governmental transactions and court proceedings that marked and shaped Orange County’s early history. National Register of Historic Places. California State Historical Landmark. 211 W Santa Ana Blvd, Santa Ana. (714) 834-3703.

Old Santa Ana Site (1769) - Near the campsite of the Portolá expedition on the bank of Santa Ana River. El Camino Real crossed the river near here. The location was called "Santa Ana" by travelers and locals until the town of Santa Ana was founded. California State Historical Landmark. Northwest corner of Lincoln Ave & Orange Olive Rd, Orange.

Old Town Irvine (1887) – The original distribution and storage center for the 125,000-acre Irvine ranch, Located here was a bean and grain storage warehouse (1895), a granary known as the Irvine Bean and Grain Grower's Building (1947), a blacksmith's shop (1916), a hotel (1913), a general store (1911) and an employees' bungalow (1915). All of these structures remain. California State Historical Landmark. Sand Canyon Ave & Burt Rd, Irvine.

Olinda Site (1897) – Site of the boomtown Olinda that flourished for more than four decades after oil pioneer Edward L. Doheny’s discovered oil here in 1897. Olinda went into decline as the oil decreased. California State Historical Landmark. Carbon Canyon Regional Park, 4442 Carbon Canyon Rd, Brea.

Olive Mill Site (1882) - Site of the first flour and feed mill in the town of Olive, built by Thomas Dillin and sons of the Olive Milling Company. In 1889, fire destroyed the structure in 1889, but, because of its importance, it was quickly rebuilt. 1405 E Lincoln Ave, Orange.

Ontiveros Adobe Site (1841) – Site of the adobe built by Juan Pacifico Ontiveros, grantee of Rancho San Juan Cajon de Santa Ana. Near corner of Crowther Ave & Porter Way, Placentia.

Orange, Site of First Building (1871) – The first building in Orange was erected at this site by attorney and land agent Andrew Glassell. It served as his residence and tract office. He planted two orange trees in front of his office in order to attract prospective buyers. Southwest corner of the plaza, intersection of Chapman Ave & Glassell St, Orange.

Orange Union High School (1905) – For 49 years, this campus served as high school for Orange students. It now serves Chapman University. National Register of Historic Places. 525 N Shaffer St, Orange.

Pacific Electric Depot (1909) – Depot for the Pacific Electric Railway "Red Cars," serving the La Habra line. The line served the farming communities and rich new oil fields in the area. National Register of Historic Places. 311 S. Euclid St, La Habra.

Plaza Historic District (1871) - Capt. William Glassell surveyed the boundaries for the plaza for Orange founders Alfred Chapman and Andrew Glassell. National Register of Historic Places. Intersection of Chapman Ave & Glassell St, Orange.

Post Brothers Plow (1937) - This huge, 15-ton steel blade, built by Charles and Norman Post, was used to plow up thick sand and debris on farmlands deposited by Santa Ana River floods. It saved much of Orange County’s farmland from waste. 15261 Brookhurst Ave, Westminster.

Ramon Peralta Adobe (1871) – Oldest adobe on the former Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana and the last remaining of the early structures. 6398 E Santa Ana Canyon Rd, Anaheim. (714) 528-4260.

Red Cross House (1895) - This home, built by John Woelke, a Chicago restaurateur, was donated for use by the American Red Cross in 1953. Anaheim Landmark. 418 N West St, Anaheim.

Red Hill Site (1890s) – Earlier known as Cerrito de las Ranas ("Hill of the Frogs"), the hill has been a significant landmark and was once mined for cinnabar (mercury) during the 1890s, which gives the soil its red color. California State Historical Landmark. Church of the Covenant Elementary School, 11911 Red Hill Road, Santa Ana.

Rendezvous Ballroom Site (1928) – Site of the popular block-long dance and music establishment that served as a center for young people for 38 years. It accommodated up to 1,500 couples on its dance floor and was known as the "Queen of Swing." During the early 1930s, thousands of young people descended on the location for "Bal Week," a week of days at the beach, dancing to Big Bands at the Rendezvous Ballroom and partying until dawn throughout the Newport Beach area. The ballroom burned down twice, in 1935 and finally in 1966. It was not rebuilt after 1966. On Ocean Front between Palm & Washington Streets, Newport Beach.

St. Michael's Episcopal Church (1876) - Designed like an English countryside church, this building was moved to its present location in 1955. It stands adjacent to the congregation’s newer sanctuary. 311 W South St, Anaheim.

San Juan Capistrano Historic District (1794) - Orange County’s oldest neighborhood. A variety of historic structures, some dating back to 1794, lie within this district. National Register of Historic Places. Los Rios St between Del Obispo & Mission Streets, San Juan Capistrano.

San Juan Capistrano Jail Cell (1896) - This jail cell held prisoners before transport to county jail in Santa Ana. It was originally located on Camino Capistrano at Ortega Highway. Los Rios St between Del Obispo & Mission Streets, San Juan Capistrano.

San Pedro Gate of Anaheim Colony Site (circa 1857) - A fence of willow poles was erected around the Anaheim Colony to keep out free-roaming wild cattle. This was the site for the gate installed at the west end of the main east-west street in the colony (also see North Gate of Anaheim Colony Site). Traffic moved through this between the colony and Los Angeles and the port at San Pedro. When Anaheim Landing (see Anaheim Landing) became a port, the gate became very busy. Intersection of Lincoln Ave & West & Center Streets, Anaheim.

Santa Ana's Birthplace Site (1869) - Site of the sycamore tree from which William Spurgeon first viewed the land purchase for the new town site that would become Santa Ana. In 1976, a new California sycamore tree was planted at the site to commemorate the location of the original "Founder's Tree." W 5th St, between Sycamore St & Broadway, Santa Ana.

(Old) Santa Ana City Hall (1925) – Center of Santa Ana city government until 1949. National Register of Historic Places. 217 N Main St, Santa Ana.

Santa Ana Army Air Base Site (1942) – Site of the Santa Ana Army Air Base. During World War II, the base was America’s largest basic training center for aviators and flight crews. Soldiers received basic training here before being transferred elsewhere for specialized flight training. The site is now home to Orange Coast College, the Costa Mesa Civic Center and the Orange County Fairgrounds. Orange County Fairgrounds, Costa Mesa.

Santora Building (1929) - A combination of the names "Santa Ana" and "Orange" provided the name "Santora" for this elegant Moorish style building designed by Frank Lansdown. This ornate two-story shopping arcade offered some of the finest shops, including the popular Daniger's Tea Room, in Santa Ana. 207 N Broadway, Santa Ana. National Register of Historic Places.

Serrano Adobe (circa 1842) - José Serrano, grantee of the Rancho Cañada de los Alisos erected a number of adobes at this location, including the one that remains. California State Historical Landmark. National Register of Historic Places. Heritage Hill, Serrano Regional Historic Village, northeast corner of Lake Forest Dr & Serrano Rd, Lake Forest.

Sepulveda Adobe (Estancia) (circa 1823) – Originally built as a station for Indian cattle herders for the Mission San Juan Capistrano, the abode came into the possession of Don Diego Sepulveda, a former Mexican period mayor of Los Angeles. In 1963, the Segerstrom family, last private owners of the site, donated the property to the City of Costa Mesa. Estancia Park, 1900 Adams Ave, Costa Mesa.

Silverado Site (1878) – Site of a former mining boomtown in Cañada de la Madera (Timber Canyon) after silver was discovered nearby. California State Historical Landmark. Next to Silverado Fire Station #2, end of Silverado Canyon Rd, 3.4 miles east of Silverado post office, Silverado.

Smith & Clark Brothers Ranch House (1880) – Once a home site for James M. Smith in Mountain View (now Villa Park). National Register of Historic Places. 18922 Santiago Blvd, Orange.

Spurgeon Building (1913) – An old landmark in downtown Santa Ana, built by Santa Ana founder William Spurgeon. This was the third building built by Spurgeon at this site (the first built in 1875). National Register of Historic Places. 206 W 4th St, Santa Ana.

Stanley Ranch Museum (1892) - Home of the Garden Grove Historical Society containing several historic Garden Grove structures. The site also includes the original garage that Walt Disney used as his first studio in 1923. 12174 Euclid Street, Garden Grove, CA 92840. (714) 530-8871.

Steven's House (1887) - Sherman Stevens, a partner in the San Joaquin Fruit & Investment Company on the Irvine Ranch, built this house. It is surrounded by seven other Victorian-era buildings. National Register of Historical Places. 228 W Main St, Tustin.

Truxaw-Gervais House (1909) - This landmark, erected in 1909 by Dosithe Gervais, evokes memories of the years when the spacious, three-story house was the home of Dr. John Truxaw and his wife, Louise, raised their eight children. Today, after years of neglect, new owners have restored the stately home. National Register of Historic Places. 887 S Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim.

Walker's Theatre (1910) - A former livery stable, this building was converted into a movie theatre in 1924. The theatre was designed by Carl Boller. It now shows Spanish-language films. National Register of Historic Places. 308 N Main St, Santa Ana.

Westminster Auditorium (1940) - One of the few surviving WPA projects in Orange County, this building was one of those built to replace the school seriously damaged by the 1933 earthquake. National Register of Historic Places. 7571 Westminster Blvd, Westminster.

Whitaker-Jaynes House (1887) – This house was built for Andrew W. Whitaker when he arrived from Indiana. Andrew was brother to James A. Whitaker, founder of Garden Grove. 6631 Beach Blvd, Buena Park. (714) 562-3570.

Yorba Adobe (1840s) - Built by Domingo Yorba. The Oyharzabal family took up residence here since 1880. National Register of Historic Places. 31871 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano.

Yorba Adobes (Miguel Yorba & Juzgado) (early 1800s) - These were originally two adobes. The north adobe, a residence of Jose Miguel "Chavito" Yorba, was believed to have been built by his father, Jose Antonio Yorba II, who reportedly lived there in 1841. The south adobe was first used as a Justice Court and jail (juzgado) and later as a stage stop. The two buildings were joined together in 1910 by Harry and Georgia Mott Vander to create a residence and store. In 1946 the joined adobes were acquired by Clarence Brown and opened in 1948 as El Adobe de Capistrano Restaurant. The first event there was the wedding reception for Camp Pendleton’s first Commanding General, Major General Joseph Fegan. 31891 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano.

Yorba Cemetery (1858) - Established by early Spanish land grantee Bernardo Yorba, this is the oldest privately established cemetery in Orange County and among the oldest in California. Only the Mission San Juan Capistrano cemetery predates it in Orange County. 625 W Bastanchury Rd, Placentia. (714) 973-3190 or (714) 973-3191.

Yorba Ranch House Site (1834) - Bernardo Yorba built his famous Hacienda San Antonio at this site. From here, Yorba created one of the greatest ranchos of California's Spanish-Mexican era. He was the third son of José Antonio Yorba, who journeyed with the Don Gaspar de Portolá expedition in 1769. California State Historical Landmark. Northeast corner of Esperanza Rd and Echo Hill Lane, Yorba Linda.



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