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ID: 7014458
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of San Juan Capistrano (inhabited place)  San Juan Capistrano (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 33 30 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 33.5000  decimal degrees
Long: 117 39 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -117.6500  decimal degrees

Note: Was settled by Spanish with founding of mission by Father Junipero Serra in 18th cen.; noted for the migratory swallows that arrive at the ruins of the mission church in the spring, & by tradition leave on October 23, the anniversary of San Juan's death.

Names:
San Juan Capistrano (preferred,C,V)  ............ mission was named in 18th cen., after St. John (Juan) of Capistrano (1386-1456), who was a Spanish missionary & preacher

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of California (state)  ............  California (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Orange (county)  ................  Orange (county) (P)
Hierarchy of San Juan Capistrano (inhabited place)  ....................  San Juan Capistrano (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  Franciscan mission was founded here in 1776
town (C)
tourist center (C)

Sources and Contributors:
San Juan Capistrano..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
...................................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 824
...................................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
...................................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS6057245
...................................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1069
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 824
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS6057245
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1069
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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