Cadiz, California

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Cadiz
Unincorporated community
Salt evaporation ponds near Cadiz
Salt evaporation ponds near Cadiz
Cadiz is located in California
Cadiz
Cadiz
Location within the state of California
Coordinates: 34°31′12″N 115°30′46″W / 34.52000°N 115.51278°W / 34.52000; -115.51278Coordinates: 34°31′12″N 115°30′46″W / 34.52000°N 115.51278°W / 34.52000; -115.51278
Country United States
State California
County San Bernardino
Founded 1883
Elevation 791 ft (241 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 92304
Area code(s) 760

Cadiz is a small unincorporated community in the Mojave Desert in San Bernardino County, California. It is located just south of the Marble Mountains near the National Trails Highway. Cadiz is home to a former railroad stop, and is situated at 34° 31' 12" North latitude and 115° 30' 46" West longitude, at an elevation of 791 feet (241 m). It is northeast of the Sheep Hole Mountains and can be accessed by road from the historic Route 66 at Chambless.

History[edit]

The town was named in 1883 by Lewis Kingman, a locating engineer for the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad. It is the third in a string of alphabetically named railroad stations in the Mojave Desert.[1]

Current activity[edit]

Cadiz, Inc., a Los Angeles-based land and water-resource-management company, owns more than 35,000 acres (140 km2) around Cadiz. The Cadiz Valley area overlies a large aquifer and is located approximately 30 miles (48 km) north of the Colorado River Aqueduct.

The ZIP Code is 92304 and the community is inside area code 760.

Railroads[edit]

Cadiz is served by the BNSF Railway mainline that runs from Los Angeles to Chicago. It was previously the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway line. Also at Cadiz, the Arizona & California Railroad runs over a former ATSF line to Phoenix via Parker, Arizona and a branch to Blythe, California.

In September 2013, Cadiz, Inc. had negotiated the Arizona & California Railroad for a tourist train operation between Cadiz and Parker. The train is projected to be powered by a steam locomotive, listing Santa Fe 3751 as the potential engine. The plans also require a new station in Cadiz.[2]

Cadiz Airstrip[edit]

Cadiz Airstrip (CA90) is situated in the town's southwest limits and has one paved runway 8/26 with a length of 5,280 feet (1,610 m). The airstrip is accessible through a dirt road and has no buildings.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gudde, Erwin; William Bright (2004). California Place Names (Fourth ed. ed.). University of California Press. p. 11. ISBN 0-520-24217-3. 
  2. ^ Business Wire. "Cadiz Inc. Announces Agreement to Operate Steam Powered Excursion Train on the Arizona & California Railroad". 9-19-13. http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20130919006157/en/Cadiz-Announces-Agreement-Operate-Steam-Powered-Excursion
  3. ^ http://www.airnav.com/airport/CA90