Alberhill, California

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Alberhill
Unincorporated community
Alberhill is located in California
Alberhill
Alberhill
Location in California
Coordinates: 33°43′38″N 117°23′59″W / 33.72722°N 117.39972°W / 33.72722; -117.39972Coordinates: 33°43′38″N 117°23′59″W / 33.72722°N 117.39972°W / 33.72722; -117.39972
Country  United States
State  California
County Riverside County
Elevation[1] 376 m (1,234 ft)

Alberhill (formerly, Alberhil)[2] is an unincorporated community in Riverside County, California.[1] Alberhill is located on 5.5 miles (8.9 km) northwest of Lake Elsinore.[2] It lies at an elevation of 1234 feet (376 m).[1]

The Alberhill post office operated from 1915 to 1969.[2] The name commemorates C.H. Albers, James and George Hill, landowners.[2]

Clay mining began prior to 1900 and, along with coal mining, was the primary industry of the area. The Pacific Clay Company, founded as The Los Angeles Pressed Brick Company in 1918, still exists today and is all that remains of the original town.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Alberhill, California
  2. ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 1387. ISBN 9781884995149. 
  3. ^ David W. Kean, Wide Places in the California Roads: The encyclopedia of California's small towns and the roads that lead to them (Volume 1 of 4: Southern California Counties), pp. 13