SAN BENITO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
 

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Population: 53,234     2000 census
Area: 889,050 Acres
County Seat: Hollister  1874 - present
Date: 1874 From Monterey County

 

Mining Districts
Name Type
   
   
   
Spanish Missions

Name

Date

Date Restored
Mission San Juan Bautista and Plaza June 24, 1790 1884
Historical Landmarks
Number

Name

Date
179 Castro House 1840
180 Plaza Hotel 1858
181 Fremont Peak  
195 Mission San Juan Bautista and Plaza June 24, 1790
324 New Idria Mine 1850

 

 

Census Totals

1850 1860 1870 1880
      5,584

 

Territorial History

1874 Created from Monterey County
  Territory from Monterey to San Benito (1874)
Territory from Fresno to San Benito (1887)
Territory from Merced to San Benito (1887)

 

Named after the San Benito Valley.

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