Introduction to San Jacinto, California
San Jacinto, California, in Riverside county, is 2 miles N of Hemet, California (center to center) and 27 miles SE of Riverside, California. The city is within the Riverside - San Bernardino metropolitan area. San Jacinto has a population of 23,779.
San Jacinto History
The city of San Jacinto was founded in the year 1870. The official incorporation of this city took place on April 9th, 1888, thereby making it one of the oldest communities in Riverside County. The first native people settled in the area thousands of years ago, and the Serrano and Cahuilla people also used to live here. The San Jacinto Valley was entered by Spanish explorers for the first time in the early 1770s. A branch of the Santa Fe railroad was built into the San Jacinto Valley in 1888, the same year as its incorporation.
San Jacinto and nearby Attractions
- San Jacinto Branch Riverside City and County Public Library
- San Jacinto City Administration Building
- San Jacinto City Hall
- San Jacinto Reservoir
- San Jacinto Valley Cemetery
- Cottonwood Lake
Things To Do In San Jacinto
The city has a number of official and memorial buildings that one can visit to garner an understanding of the historical and cultural background of San Jacinto. The city's churches and cemeteries retain their old-world charm. The stunning Cottonwood Lake and the San Jacinto Reservoir are popular tourist destinations. One can also pay a visit to the numerous amusement parks around the city, or simply walk through the streets lined with shops on both sides.
San Jacinto Transportation
Air transportation is available from San Bernardino International Airport.
San Jacinto Higher Education
The city is home to one of the campuses of Mount San Jacinto College.