Cahuilla, California

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Unincorporated community
Cahuilla is located in California
Cahuilla is located in the US
Location in California
Coordinates: 33°32′27″N 116°44′38″W / 33.54083°N 116.74389°W / 33.54083; -116.74389Coordinates: 33°32′27″N 116°44′38″W / 33.54083°N 116.74389°W / 33.54083; -116.74389
Country  United States
State  California
County Riverside County
Elevation[1] 1,110 m (3,642 ft)

Cahuilla (formerly, Coahuilla, Cohuilla, Coahuila, and Kawia)[2] is an unincorporated community in Riverside County, California.[1] It lies at an elevation of 3642 feet (1110 m).[1] Cahuilla is located 14 miles (22.5 km) south of Idyllwild.[2]

The Cahuilla post office opened in 1888, moved in 1889 and 1895, closed in 1903, reopened in 1909, closed for a time in 1919, closed again in 1921, reopened in 1924 before closing for good in 1926.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cahuilla, 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. 1400. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.