Near Corona in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Site of First House in Riverside County
by Leandro Serrano
Erected 1981 by Billy Holcomb Chapter No. 1069, E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 185.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmark, and the E Clampus Vitus series lists.
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 33° 46.16′ N, 117° 29.454′ W. Marker was near Corona, California, in Riverside County. Marker was on Un-named Dirt Road south of Lawson Road, on the right when traveling south. This site is approximately 9 miles south of Corona. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Corona CA 92883, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Old Temescal Road (approx. half a mile away); Site of Third Serrano Adobe (approx. 0.7 miles away); Tanning Vat (approx. 0.7 miles away); Serrano Tanning Vats (approx. 0.7 miles away); Site of Butterfield Stage Station Silverado (approx. 5˝ miles away); Corona Historic Preservation Society (approx. 7.2 miles away); Corona Founders (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corona.
More about this marker. The marker has been missing for several years but was recently returned to the Corona Chamber of Commerce. Through their efforts with help from the Corona Historic Preservation Society, it is being returned to E Clampus Vitus. Plans for returning it to the site are unknown at this time.
Regarding Site of First House in Riverside County. As early as 1818, Don Leandro Serrano had cattle, sheep, cultivated land, and orchards in Temescal Valley. The boulder placed by residents of Temescal Valley marks the site of the first house in Riverside County, erected by Leandro Serrano about May 1824.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 803 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on December 11, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 14, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.