La Purisima Mission was the eleventh one built in California, founded December 8, 1787 by Father Fermin Lasuen. Its name La Purisima Concepcion de Maria Santisima means "The Immaculate Conception of Mary the Most Pure."
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Interesting Facts about La Purisima Mission
- Mission La Purisima is the only mission built in a straight line
- Mission La Purisima is the most completely restored mission
La Purisima Mission Timeline
- 1787 - Father Lasuen founds Mission La Purisima
1804 - Father Payeras arrives
1812 - Earthquake, Mission La Purisima moved
1823 - Father Payeras dies
1824 - Indian uprising
1835 - Secularized
1845 - Sold at auction
1935 - Restoration begins at Mission La Purisima
Where Is La Purisima Mission Located?
Mission La PurisimaMission La Purisima is located near the town of Lompoc. From US 101, exit onto California Highway 246 west. Follow Highway 246 for about 18 miles and take the second turn on the right after passing the La Purisima Mission Golf Course. Mission La Purisima is about a mile down the road.
2295 Purisima Road
Mission Website and current hours