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Near Corona in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Site of First House in Riverside County

Serrano Boulder

 
 
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Corona Historic Preservation Society
1. Site of First House in Riverside County Marker
Inscription.
Built about 1824
by Leandro Serrano

 
Erected 1981 by Billy Holcomb Chapter No. 1069, E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number CHL 185.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been confirmed 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. Touch for map. This site is approximately 9 miles south of Corona. Marker was in this post office area: Corona CA 92883, United States of America.
 
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 (approx. 3.4 miles away); Silverado (approx. 5.5 miles away); Corona Founders (approx. 8.2 miles away); Death of the California Grizzly (approx. 8.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corona.
 
More about this marker. The marker has been
Site of First House in Riverside County - Serrano Bolder image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, September 11, 2010
2. Site of First House in Riverside County - Serrano Bolder
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.
 
Categories. Notable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
Site of the First House in Riverside County - Serrano Boulder image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, September 11, 2010
3. Site of the First House in Riverside County - Serrano Boulder
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 14, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 679 times since then and 51 times this year. Last updated on June 21, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 14, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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