Alessandro, California

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Alessandro
Unincorporated community
Alessandro is located in California
Alessandro
Alessandro
Location in California
Coordinates: 33°53′10″N 117°16′13″W / 33.88611°N 117.27028°W / 33.88611; -117.27028Coordinates: 33°53′10″N 117°16′13″W / 33.88611°N 117.27028°W / 33.88611; -117.27028
Country  United States
State  California
County Riverside County
Elevation[1] 468 m (1,535 ft)

Alessandro is an unincorporated community in Riverside County, California.[1] Alessandro is located on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, 9 miles (14.5 km) east of Riverside.[2] It lies at an elevation of 1535 feet (468 m).[1]

The town was laid out in 1887 and named for the hero in the novel Ramona.[2] The Alesaandro post office operated from 1888 to 1902.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Alessandro, California
  2. ^ a b c Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1388. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.