Place:San Diego, California, United States

Watchers
Contained Places
Cemetery
El Camino Memorial Park ( 1960 - )
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
Mount Hope Cemetery
Inhabited place
Agra
Alpine
Azure Vista
Bancroft Point
Bankhead Springs
Banner
Barona Ranch Indian Reservation
Barona
Barrett Junction
Barrett
Boal
Bonita
Bonsall
Borrego Springs
Borrego
Boulder Oaks
Boulevard
Calavo Gardens
Calexico Lodge
Cameron Corners
Campo Indian Reservation
Campo
Canyon City
Carlsbad
Casa de Oro
Castle Park
Chula Vista ( 1860 - )
Clover Flat
Coronado
Crest
De Luz
Del Dios
Del Mar Heights
Del Mar
Descanso Junction
Descanso
Desert Lodge
Doghouse Junction
Dos Cabezas
Dulzura
Eagles Nest
Eden Gardens
El Cajon
El Monte Park
Elvira
Encinitas
Engineer Springs
Escondico
Escondido ( 1870 - )
Fallbrook
Farr
Fernbrook
Fleetridge
Flinn Springs
Foster
Four Corners
Glen Oaks
Grossmont
Guatay
Hacienda del Florasol
Harbison Canyon
Harbor Side
Harmony Grove
Harrison Park
Hellhole Palms
Hillsdale
Homelands
Hulburd Grove
Imperial Beach
Indian Springs
Irvings Crest
Jacumba
Jamacha Junction
Jamacha
Jamul
Jesmond Dene
Jofegan
Julian
Kentwood-In-The-Pines
La Jolla Amago
La Jolla Indian Reservation
La Mesa
La Playa
La Presa
Laguna Junction
Lake Morena Village
Lake San Marcos
Lakeside
Las Flores
Lemon Grove
Lilac
Lincoln Acres
Live Oak Springs
Los Coyotes Indian Reservation
Los Terrentos
Los Tules
Lynwood Hills
Manzanita Indian Reservation
Manzanita
Mesa Grande
Mesquite Oasis
Moreno
Morettis Junction
Mortero Palms
Mount Laguna
Mountain Spring
National City
North Jamul
Oak Grove
Oceanside ( 1780 - )
Ocotillo Wells
Old Town San Diego
Otay
Pala Mesa
Pala
Palm Grove
Pauma Valley
Phelps Corner
Pine Grove
Pine Hills
Pine Valley
Polomar Mountain
Potrero
Poway Grove
Poway
Rainbow
Ramona
Ranchita
Rancho Del Campo
Rancho Santa Fe
Rincon
Rosemont
Roseville
San Diego ( 1769 - )
San Felipe
San Ignacio
San Luis Rey Heights
San Marcos
San Pasqual
San Ysidro
Santa Ysabel Indian Reservation
Santa Ysabel
Santee
Scissors Crossing
Shady Dell
Solana Beach
South Oceanside
South Park
South San Diego
Spring Valley
Stallion Oaks
Suncrest
Sunnyside
Sunshine Summit
Talich
Tecate
The Willows
Tierra Del Sol
Titus
Twin Oaks
University Heights
Valley Center
Vista
Warner Springs
Winterwarm
Witch Creek
Wynola
Yaldora
Unknown
Camp Kearny
Hillcrest
La Jolla
Linda Vista
Mission Hills
Nestor
Ocean Beach
Pacific Beach
Pala Mission
San Luis Rey
San Pasqual Valley
Tecae
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

San Diego County is a county located in the southwestern corner of the State of California. It is the south-westernmost county in the 48 contiguous United States. The City of San Diego is its county seat and by far the largest city in the county. According to the census of 2010, San Diego County had a population of 3,095,313 people, making it the second most populous county in California, following Los Angeles County.

San Diego County has of coastline. Most of the county has a mild Mediterranean climate to semiarid climate, though there are mountains that receive frost and snow in the wintertime.

There are also 16 naval and military installations of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and the U.S. Coast Guard in San Diego County. These include the Naval Base San Diego, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, and Naval Air Station North Island.

San Diego County defines the metropolitan statistical area of San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos and as 'Greater San Diego'. San Diego County is also part of the San Diego–Tijuana metropolitan area. This area has about five million people and it is the largest metropolitan area shared between the United States and Mexico.

Arising from an effort by the state government to identify regional economies, San Diego County and Imperial County are part of the Southern Border Region, one of nine such regions. As a regional economy, the Southern Border Region is the smallest but most economically diverse region in the state. However, the two counties maintain weak relations and have little in common aside from their common border.

From north to south, San Diego County extends from the southern borders of Orange County and Riverside County to the Mexico–United States border and Baja California. From west to east, San Diego County stretches from the Pacific Ocean to its boundary with Imperial County.

Contents

History

the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

The area which is now San Diego County has been inhabited for more than 10,000 years by Kumeyaay (also called Diegueño), Luiseño, Cupeño and Cahuilla Indians.

In 1542, the Portuguese-born explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, sailing for Spain, claimed San Diego Bay for the Spanish Empire, and he named the site San Miguel. In November of 1602, Sebastián Vizcaíno surveyed the harbor and what are now Mission Bay and Point Loma and named the area for Saint Didacus, a Spaniard more commonly known as San Diego. European settlement in what is now San Diego County began with the founding of the San Diego Presidio and Mission San Diego de Alcalá by Spanish soldiers and clerics in 1769. This county was part of Alta California under the Viceroyalty of New Spain until the Mexican declaration of independence. From 1821 through 1848 this area was part of Mexico.

San Diego County became part of the United States as a result of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848, ending the U.S.-Mexican War. This treaty designated the new border as terminating at a point on the Pacific Ocean coast which would result in the border passing one Spanish league south of the southernmost portion of San Diego Bay, thus ensuring that the United States received all of this natural harbor.

San Diego County was one of the original counties of California, and it was created at the time of California statehood in 1850.

At the time of its establishment in 1850, San Diego County was relatively large, and included all of southernmost California which was south and east of Los Angeles County. As such it included areas of what are now Inyo County and San Bernardino County, as well as all of what is now Riverside County and Imperial County.[1]

During the later part of the 19th century, there were numerous changes in the boundaries of San Diego County, when various areas became separated for the counties mentioned above. The most recent changes were the establishments of Riverside County in 1893 and Imperial County in 1907. Imperial County was also the last county to be established in California, and after this division, San Diego no longer extended from the Pacific Ocean to the Colorado River, and it no longer covered the entire border between California and Mexico.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1848 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1850 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1855 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1860 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1910 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1850 798
1860 4,324
1870 4,951
1880 8,618
1890 34,987
1900 35,090
1910 61,665
1920 112,248
1930 209,659
1940 289,348
1950 556,808
1960 1,033,011
1970 1,357,854
1980 1,861,846
1990 2,498,016

Research Tips


This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at San Diego County, California. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.