SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
 

770 Listings

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Population: 255,602     2000 census
Area: 285,310 Area
County Seat: Santa Cruz 1850 - present
Date: February 18, 1850 Original county

 

Mining Districts
Name Type
   
   
   
Spanish Missions

Name

Date

Date Restored
Site of Mission la Exaltation de la Santa Cruz
destroyed in 1857
September 25, 1791 Size Replica 1931
Historical Landmarks
Number

Name

Date
342 Site of Mission la Exaltation de la Santa Cruz
destroyed in 1857
September 25, 1791
449 Glenwood 1851
469 Site of Center of Villa De Branciforte 1797
583 Felton Covered Bridge 1893
827 Big Basin Redwoods State Park September 20, 1902
860 Superintendent's Office 1883
983 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk 1907
998 Rancho San Andres Castro Adobe  

 

Census Totals

1850 1860 1870 1880
643 4,944 8,743 12,808

 

Territorial History

1850 One of the 27 original counties
  Territory from Santa Cruz to San Mateo (1868)

 

* County was originally named Branciforte County and was changed to San Jose County two months later in 1850. Named after the Spanish pueblo of Branciforte founded there in 1797.
Named after the Santa Cruz Mission that was destroyed by an earthquake in 1857. 

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