Santa Inéz was the last mission built in Southern California. The only mission founded by Padre Estevan Tapes, it was dedicated to St. Agnes, a 13 year-old martyr who died in the fourth century. The mission was built too far from El Camino Real to become popular and too close to earthquake fault lines to last very long. After its destruction in the quake of 1812, a new church was finally dedicated in 1817 and the mission soon became home to California’s first seminary. The mission fell into disrepair during secularization, but was never completely abandoned or parceled off.

Nineteenth Mission Built

Founded:
September 17, 1804

Location:
1760 Mission Drive
Solvang

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