Declezville, California

Summary

Declezville is a formerly unincorporated community in southwestern San Bernardino County, in the Inland Empire region of southern California.[1] Today, it is located within the city limits of Fontana.[2]

South Fontana
Nickname(s): 
The Ridge, Southridge
South Fontana is located in California
South Fontana
South Fontana
Location within the state of California
Coordinates: 34°2′40″N 117°28′53″W / 34.04444°N 117.48139°W / 34.04444; -117.48139Coordinates: 34°2′40″N 117°28′53″W / 34.04444°N 117.48139°W / 34.04444; -117.48139
CountryUnited States United States
StateCalifornia California
CountySan Bernardino
Elevation
938 ft (286 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total57,832
Time zoneUTC-8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
92337
GNIS feature ID1656478
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Declezville, California

It is named for William Declez, a naturalized U.S. citizen, born in France, well known for his marble business on Los Angeles Street. He opened granite quarries in Southern California in the 1860s in the Jurupa Hills on Pyrite Street, and built several Mexican public buildings. He died at age 73 on February 7, 1921, in the Southern Alps. When the Southern Pacific Railroad built a spur to the large granite quarries, it named the junction Declez and the terminal Declezville, for William Declez, owner of the granite works. Declez is a community in south Fontana.[3]

GeographyEdit

The community is located in the northwestern foothills of the Jurupa Mountains, and at the southeastern edge of the Pomona Valley.

It is located in the southwestern portion of the city of Fontana.

Declezville is at an average elevation of 938 feet (286 m).[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Located at: 34.0444568, -117.4814382
  2. ^ "Fontana, CA 92337".
  3. ^ 1500 California Place Names
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Declezville, California