Declezville, California

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South Fontana
unincorporated community
Nickname(s): The Ridge, Southridge
South Fontana is located in California
South Fontana
South Fontana
Location within the state of California
Coordinates: 34°2′40″N 117°28′53″W / 34.04444°N 117.48139°W / 34.04444; -117.48139Coordinates: 34°2′40″N 117°28′53″W / 34.04444°N 117.48139°W / 34.04444; -117.48139
Country United States United States
State California California
County San Bernardino
Elevation 938 ft (286 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 57,832
Time zone GMT (UTC0)
 • Summer (DST) GMT (UTC0)
ZIP codes 92337
GNIS feature ID 1656478
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Declezville, California

Declezville is an unincorporated community in the Inland Empire region and extreme southwestern San Bernardino County, in southern California. [1]

It is named for William Declez, a naturalized US citizen, born in France, well known for his marble business on Los Angeles St. He opened granite quarries in Southern California in the 1860s in the Jurupa Hills on Pyrite Street, and built several Mexican public buildings. He died at age 73 on Feb. 7, 1921 in the Southern Alps. When the Southern Pacific built a spur to the large granite quarries, it named the junction Declez and the terminal Declezville, for William Declez, owner of the granite works. Declez is a community in south Fontana.[2]

Geography[edit]

The community is located in the northwestern foothills of the Jurupa Mountains, and at the southeastern edge of the Pomona Valley.

It is adjacent to the southwestern section of the city of Fontana.

Declezville is at an average elevation of 938 feet (286 m).[3]

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