Santa Rita, Santa Barbara County, California

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Santa Rita is a former settlement in Santa Barbara County, California.[1] It was located in the Santa Rita Valley 7.5 miles (12 km) east of Lompoc.[1]

Santa Rita was named for its location on the former Santa Rita land grant, dated April 10, 1839. The land grant was named for Santa Rita de Cassis, an Augustinian whose feast day is May 22.[2]

The Santa Rita post office operated from 1909 to 1914.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 955. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.
  2. ^ Capace, Nancy (1999). Encyclopedia of California. North American Book Dist LLC. Page 425. ISBN 9780403093182.

Coordinates: 34°39′36″N 120°23′51″W / 34.66000°N 120.39750°W / 34.66000; -120.39750