06-11-1797 – Mission San José is founded in the land of the Ohlone people.
06/24/1797 – Mission San Juan Bautista is founded on June 24, 2797. The mission sits on the only original Spanish square left in California.
07-24-1797 – Villa de Branciforte (present-day Santa Cruz) is established.
07-25-1797 – Mission San Miguel Arcángel is founded at a site the local Salinan Indians call Valica.
09-08-1797 – Mission San Fernando Rey de España is founded on Rancho Los Encinos, held by Don Francisco Reyes.