Santo Tomás, a town in the Ensenada Municipality of Baja California, Mexico. It was originally the site of the Misión Santo Tomás de Aquino. After the mission was abandoned it was taken as a post for the Mexican frontier garrison and for a time as the capital of the territory of Baja California. The town grew up east of the Mission site.


  • Meigs, Peveril, III. 1935. The Dominican Mission Frontier of Lower California. University of California Publications in Geography No. 7. Berkeley.
  • Vernon, Edward W. 2002. Las Misiones Antiguas: The Spanish Missions of Baja California, 1683-1855. Viejo Press, Santa Barbara, California.

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Coordinates: 31°33′16″N 116°24′32″W / 31.55444°N 116.40889°W / 31.55444; -116.40889