Crucero, California


Crucero, California (Spanish for "Crossroads") is a ghost town in San Bernardino County, California. It was located at the junction of the Union Pacific Railroad (originally the Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad) and the Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad. Originally named Epsom, it was renamed in 1910 for the Spanish word for crossing.[2] A post office existed at Crucero from 1911 to 1917 and from 1922 to 1943.[3] Following the abandonment of the T&T, the settlement was also abandoned.

Crucero is located in California
Location within the state of California
Coordinates: 35°02′50″N 116°09′56″W / 35.04722°N 116.16556°W / 35.04722; -116.16556Coordinates: 35°02′50″N 116°09′56″W / 35.04722°N 116.16556°W / 35.04722; -116.16556
CountryUnited States
CountySan Bernardino
Elevation1,020 ft (311 m)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
Area codes442/760
FIPS code06-38058
GNIS feature ID252878


  1. ^ "Crucero". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  2. ^ Gudde, Erwin (1960). California place names: the origin and etymology of current geographical names (2nd ed.). Berkeley: University of California Press. OCLC 480318.
  3. ^ Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1410. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.